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Kesia Woods looks over the ballot as she votes for the very first time at the Concord 15th precinct at Rosedale Highrise in Elkhart Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012. Woods’ daughter Chyniah, 8, stood by her mothers’ side watching her mother vote. (Truth Photo By Jennifer Shephard) (AP)

Chyniah Woods, 8, watches her mother Kesia Woods vote for the very first time at the Concord 15th precinct at Rosedale Highrise in Elkhart Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012. Elkhart County residents are going to the polls to wrap up the 2012 campaign. (Truth Photo By Jennifer Shephard) (AP)

Harrison Township voter Eleanor Schrock fills out her ballot at the Harrison Township Fire Station on Tuesday. Elkhart County residents went to the polls to wrap up the 2012 campaign. (AP)

A Baugo Township resident fills in his ballot at the fire station as others go through the check-in process Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012. Elkhart County residents are going to the polls to wrap up the 2012 campaign. (Truth Photo By Jennifer Shephard) (AP)

Baugo Precinct 4 Inspector Gerry Geyer, left, directs a voter to her proper polling site Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012. Elkhart County residents are going to the polls to wrap up the 2012 campaign. (Truth Photo By Jennifer Shephard) (AP)

Baugo Precinct 5 Inspector Bert Evans, right, answers a voters question Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012. Elkhart County residents are going to the polls to wrap up the 2012 campaign. (Truth Photo By Jennifer Shephard) (AP)

Baugo Township residents Michael and Janie Kallimani enter the fire station as they go to vote Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012. The couple had stopped at the wrong precinct and were instructed where they needed to go to complete their voting. Elkhart County residents are going to the polls to wrap up the 2012 campaign. (Truth Photo By Jennifer Shephard) (AP)

Harrison Township voter Eleanor Schrock, left, helps poll worker Barbra Berkey, right, find her name as she checks in to vote at the Harrison Township fire station Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012. Elkhart County residents are going to the polls to wrap up the 2012 campaign. (Truth Photo By Jennifer Shephard) (AP)
Approximately 55 percent of Elkhart County voted

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.