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."
Officials say the voter turnout in Allen County on Tuesday was unprecedented. It's the largest voter turnout for a municipal election since at least 2003. I'll break down more voting numbers and tell you what officials say is the reason for the turnout on @FOX55FortWayne pic.twitter.com/3BON2UvA5c
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