Big Voter Turnout in Big Horn County
Written by andrew-rossi on November 16, 2018
More Big Horn County voters turned out for this election than at the last mid-term, with three fourths of registered voters casting their ballots.
According to an article in the Greybull Standard, 4,358 ballots were cast in the 13 precincts in Big Horn County, just under the number of votes cast in the 2010 mid-term elections. The County Clerk’s office recorded just under 5800 registered voters in the county as of last Tuesday morning.
Shell was credited with having the highest voter turnout in the county – 82 percent of the precinct’s 289 registered voters cast ballots. Greybull and Emblem had 79 percent voter turnouts, and Deaver and Manderson recorded the lowest voter turnout in the county, with each precinct bringing in votes from just 66 percent of their registered voters.
State Election Director Kai Schon says 205,275 Wyoming voters cast a ballot and 30 percent of those ballots were cast absentee. It was the highest number of votes ever cast in a midterm election.