FREMONT – Voter turnout in Dodge county looks to be trending upward for the November 6th election.
We spoke with Dodge County Election Commissioner and Dodge county clerk, Fred Mytty today, and he gave us the latest numbers on registered voters and possible voter turnout numbers for November 6th. As of today, 22,216 people are registered to vote in Dodge county. Compared to last spring, there are many additional voters registered for the November general election.
Of the 22,066 people who were registered to vote in the spring primaries, only about 23 percent came out and actually voted. That means just under 5,000 people participated in the primary vote. Mytty says typically, about 50% turnout is expected for a November general election. With 3 days left to register to vote, Dodge county has a net increase of about 150 more people who are registered.
Early voting numbers are also trending up. As of today, 1,025 people have already voted in Dodge county. Four years ago, at the last midterm election, 1,100 voters cast their ballots early. With just 12 days left for early voting, Mytty thinks we will easily surpass the 2014 number. You can vote early by visiting the Election Commission office in room 102 of the Dodge County Courthouse through November 5th.
Still need to register to vote? You can register to vote at the Election Commission office through 6PM this Friday, October 26th.
Election Day 2018 is Tuesday, November 6th.
- The deadline to register to vote in person is Friday, October 26. For Dodge county residents, in-person registration is done at the Dodge County Courthouse, at the Election Commission office in room 102.