Voter Turnout Appeared To Be High For Midterm Elections


Tuesday, November 2nd 2010, 6:11 pm
By: News 9


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OKLAHOMA CITY -- Elections officials said voter turnout appeared high for this midterm election. Polls closed at 7 p.m. with Oklahoma passing over half of the state questions on the ballot and Republicans rounding out the majority of state offices.

State Election Board Secretary Paul Ziriax said they believe voter turnout will fall between the 45 percent turnout in the 2006 gubernatorial election and the 65 to 67 percent turnout in the 2008 presidential election.

"So, this should be a high turnout for a midterm, gubernatorial election, but nothing like what we saw two years ago with president on the ballot," Ziriax said.

Ziriax said he wouldn't be surprised to see a little better than 50 percent voter turnout in the state.