Record absentee votes recorded
Order ballots now for general election, says county clerk
August 27, 2020
An extra pile of absentee ballots was almost a given at this year’s elections, thanks to the ongoing pandemic creating concern for those who are more vulnerable to COVID-19 to visit their polling station in person. The actual number of absentee ballots received for the primary elections, however, was record-breaking.
The number of absentee ballots requested for the primary was 908. Of those, 827 were then returned to be counted.
“That was a 91% turnout on our absentees,” says County Clerk Linda Fritz.
In 2016, the biggest elections in recent history for absentees, 602 absentee ballots...