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Approximately 55 percent of Elkhart County voted

How did voting go in Elkhart County?

Posted on Nov. 7, 2012 at 12:00 a.m. | Updated on Nov. 7, 2012 at 5:30 a.m.

GOSHEN — More than half of Elkhart County’s registered voters went to the polls Tuesday, according to Elkhart County Clerk Wendy Hudson.

Hudson said 54.87 percent of the county’s registered voters turned out for the election.

Hudson said she expected that number to be nearer to 60 percent, in part because of the amount of discussion in the community about the races and because in the 2008 general election 62.7 percent of Elkhart County’s registered voters turned out.

“I heard from most of the poll workers that they had a busy, but good day,” she said.

Absentee voting was also very heavy, she noted.

The day went well, though there were a few mechanical glitches that were quickly fixed, Hudson said. Most of the day’s issues resulted from voters being confused about where they were supposed to vote. Hudson said that all registered voters should have received a letter telling them their polling place prior to the primary election.

 A fence surrounds the state prison in Florence, Ariz. where the execution of Joseph Rudolph Wood was scheduled to take place on Wednesday, July 23, 2014. Arizona's highest court on Wednesday temporarily halted the execution of the condemned inmate so it could consider a last-minute appeal. The Arizona Supreme Court said it would consider whether he received inadequate legal representation at his sentencing. The appeal also challenges the secrecy of the lethal injection process and the drugs that are used. (AP Photo)

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 The Arizona state prison where the nearly two hour execution of Joseph Rudolph Wood took place on Wednesday, July 23, 2014, is photographed in Florence, Ariz.  Wood was convicted in the 1989 shooting deaths of Debbie Dietz, 29, and Gene Dietz, 55, at an auto repair shop in Tucson. (AP Photo)

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