More Than 50 Percent of Voters Turned Out Tuesday
Unofficial numbers from the secretary of state’s office show voter turnout in West Virginia was higher than the previous general election but didn’t eclipse the 2008 race. Figures show 728,248 voters, or 57.2 percent, participated in Tuesday’s election. That’s up from about 55 percent in the 2012 general election and down from about 60.8 percent in 2008. Lewis County had the highest turnout rate at just under 69 percent, followed by Preston County at 68.7 percent and Hardy County at 66.2 percent. McDowell County had the lowest turnout at 36 percent.