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General election turnout at 75 percent
Three out of every four registered voters in Big Horn County went to the polls in last week's general election, according to figured released this week by the county clerk's office.
A total of 4,449 votes were cast in the election, which featured only a few contested county and statewide offices, but some very active municipal races, particularly in the north end, that generated fireworks in the lead-up to the Nov. 2 vote.
Annette Dillon, a deputy in the county clerk's office, said new voter registrations are still in the process of being tabulated, but that there were 5,895 registered voters on the books as of Nov. 1, which was the day before the election.
With 4,449 votes cast, the county came in with a turnout of 75 percent.
Statewide the turnout was set at 71 percent, according to the secretary of state's office.
Frannie topped all county precincts in turnout. There must have been quite a few new registrations, because by the end of the election day, there were more votes cast (128) than there were registered voters at the start of the day (116).
Manderson and Emblem tied with 79 percent turnout, followed by Basin and Shell at 77 percent.
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