Arkansas voter turnout at 65 percent

Posted: November 7, 2012 at 11:51 a.m.

— The Arkansas Secretary of State’s office says turnout for this year’s presidential election closely matches turnout for the contest four years ago.

With some precincts still counting votes Wednesday, turnout was at 65.31 percent. That amounts to 1.05 million of Arkansas’ 1.6 million registered voters.

The numbers were on target with election officials’ prediction that turnout would be similar to the 2008 election.

In the early voting period this year, more than 465,000 people voted — a figure higher than the totals from 2008 and 2010.


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