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May 22, 2015

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Voter turnout rate in Clark County: 63.3 percent

Officials today said 63.3 percent of registered voters in Clark County cast a ballot in Tuesday's general election.

That represents a 7-percentage point increase in voter turnout in Clark County compared to the 2006 midterm elections, when 56 percent of registered voters participated.

Of those who voted, about 55 percent cast their ballots early and another 7 percent voted by mail, officials said.

On Tuesday, 174,341 people voted at the polls in Clark County, or about 37 percent of residents who cast a ballots.

Of Clark County residents who voted in 2006, 54 percent voted early.

The Clark County Commission will canvass the voting returns — making them official — at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 10, in the Commission Chambers.

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