POSTED: Thursday, May 31, 2012 - 8:41pm
UPDATED: Thursday, May 31, 2012 - 8:44pm
Longview, TX — Amid shifting deadlines and confusing court rulings, elections administrators in Gregg, Upshur and Rusk counties beat the state in overall voter turnout during Tuesday’s twice-delayed primaries.
“We usually are fairly in line, I can’t remember when we ever beat the state,” Gregg County Elections Administrator Kathryn Nealy said Thursday.
With 13,073 of Gregg County’s 65,674 registered voters casting ballots Tuesday or during early voting, the county notched a 15.54 percent turnout.
The numbers reflect 11,535 Republicans and 1,538 Democrats, Nealy’s office reported.
The statewide turnout fluctuated, depending on the race, between 10 and 11 percent of Texas’ 13 million registered voters.
The Gregg County turnout was similar to past cycles.
“Eleven thousand (Republicans) is pretty consistent,” Nealy said.
In the 2010 primaries, 11,641 Republicans and 2,085 Democrats voted.
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