Allen County Voter Turnout most since 2003

Officials say the huge voter turnout was due to the hotly contested races, particularly the Fort Wayne mayor's race.

Posted: Nov 6, 2019 10:36 PM
Updated: Nov 7, 2019 3:54 PM

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) — Allen County voter turnout for this year's election was one of the highest ever recorded in the county's history, according to Officials.

The latest poll results from the Allen County Election Board show more than 30%  of the 187,000 registered voters went to the ballots.

Officials say they were expecting large turnouts, but say it's usually not the case.

"We're prepared for it, but I don't think we were optimistic that we'd get the turnout," says Tom Hardin.

Hardin is a chairman with the Allen County Election Board and says early voting turnout, in particular, was particularly promising for future elections.

"The election board in Allen County is trying to make it more convenient for offers," says Hardin. "Hopefully it will turn for a higher voter turnout."

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