The results to Tuesday’s elections may have been a marked contrast to those of recent years, but the turnout was particularly out of the ordinary.
Unofficial results from the Johnson County Election Office show that voter turnout was up approximately 1.5 percentage points from the previous fall primary election cycle. Initial estimates of turnout for Tuesday’s election was 19.85 percent, with 77,183 ballot cast.
That’s just up from a turnout of 18.45 percent in 2014. This year, 7,497 more people voted than in 2014.
In 2012, the figures was 17.33 percent turnout. Back in 2010, the year that saw a conservative tide roll into the statehouse, turnout was 22.88 percent.