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Polk ranked one of highest for voter turnout

NCACC ranks Polk as 15th highest in state at 58 percent

POLK COUNTY—Polk County was ranked the 15th highest in the state for voter turnout for the 2018 election. 

The North Carolina Association of County Commissioners recently released data for 2019, ranking North Carolina’s 100 counties in a variety of categories. 

Polk County’s voter turnout for the 2018 election was 58 percent. The highest voter turnout was in Chatham County, at 67 percent. 

The lowest voter turnout was in Onslow County at 35 percent. 

The 2018 election was not a presidential year and included county and state office elections. 

Translyvania and Buncombe counties were the only nearby counties that had a higher voter turnout than Polk. Translyvania was the fifth highest voter turnout in the state at 61 percent, with Buncombe County being the 7th highest in the state at 60 percent. 

Henderson County was ranked 19th highest in the state at 57 percent. 

Rutherford County was ranked one of the lowest in the state at 68th in the state at 51 percent voter turnout. 

The NCACC voter turnout is the percent of the total population 18 and older that are registered to vote and did vote during the 2018 general election. 

The statewide voter turnout for 2018 was 53 percent. 

The NCACC releases an annual map with data highlighting demographic, economic, health and educational information from North Carolina’s 100 counties. 

 

NCACC ranks Polk as 15th highest in state at 58 percent

By Leah Justice

leah.justice@tryondailybulletin.com

POLK COUNTY—Polk County was ranked the 15th highest in the state for voter turnout for the 2018 election. 

The North Carolina Association of County Commissioners recently released data for 2019, ranking North Carolina’s 100 counties in a variety of categories. 

Polk County’s voter turnout for the 2018 election was 58 percent. The highest voter turnout was in Chatham County, at 67 percent. 

The lowest voter turnout was in Onslow County at 35 percent. 

The 2018 election was not a presidential year and included county and state office elections. 

Translyvania and Buncombe counties were the only nearby counties that had a higher voter turnout than Polk. Translyvania was the fifth highest voter turnout in the state at 61 percent, with Buncombe County being the 7th highest in the state at 60 percent. 

Henderson County was ranked 19th highest in the state at 57 percent. 

Rutherford County was ranked one of the lowest in the state at 68th in the state at 51 percent voter turnout. 

The NCACC voter turnout is the percent of the total population 18 and older that are registered to vote and did vote during the 2018 general election. 

The statewide voter turnout for 2018 was 53 percent. 

The NCACC releases an annual map with data highlighting demographic, economic, health and educational information from North Carolina’s 100 counties.