Polk’s voter turnout 36 percent in primary May 8Published 4:56pm Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Turnout more than double that in 2010 primary
More than twice the number of Polk County voters turned out for the primary held on Tuesday, May 8 than for the last primary held in 2010, according to unofficial election results.
Polk has 14,797 registered voters, and 5,336 votes were cast, for a total of 36.06 percent.
During the 2010 primary, 17.83 percent of Polk County voters turned out, with 2,623 ballots cast.
During the 2008 primary, which was the last presidential primary, Polk County had a turnout of 36.77 percent.
Of Polk County’s registered voters, Republicans led with 5,219 registered voters, followed by 4,784 Unaffiliated registered voters, 4,759 registered Democrats and 35 registered Libertarians.
The Polk County Board of Elections, consisting of chair Becky Kennedy, Judy Arledge and George Comparetto, will do the official canvassing of votes to certify the results next Tuesday, May 15.