Turnout high for Johnson County but short of record

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Johnson County had historic record-breaking turnout during early voting this fall and then long lines during Election Day.

A total of 57,949 Johnson County residents voted for president, governor, senator and other races. About 60 percent of registered voters cast ballots during early voting and on Election Day.

That figure was on par with the 2004 turnout but fell short of the record turnout during the most recent presidential election in 2008, when 64 percent of Johnson County residents voted.

Johnson County Clerk Sue Anne “Susie” Misiniec described the turnout as huge. Residents came out to vote because they were interested in the presidential race and unhappy with the sluggish economy, she said.

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