Voter turnout continues to climb in county, statewide

SHERIDAN — After a record voter turnout in this year’s primary elections, Sheridan County drew one of the highest voter turnouts during a midterm election year in recent history for the 2018 general election.

A total of 11,906 Sheridan County voters turned out for last week’s election, an increase of slightly more than 2,000 voters from the 2014 county turnout.

Statewide, a total of 205,272 voters made it to the polls, which was also a significant spike since 2014.

In 2014, 9,644 Sheridan County voters cast ballots and 171,153 voters participated statewide.

This year’s turnout was lower than the 2016 general election — which drew 14,701 Sheridan County voters and 258,788 statewide voters, but 2016 featured a presidential election.

This year’s primary elections actually managed to eclipse the voter turnout from the 2016 primary elections, making it one of the most active primary elections in the history of Sheridan County, and the state as a whole.