Voter turnout miscalculation found

No impact on vote totals

Due to a calculation error, the voter turnout percentage in Tuesday’s election increased for Cole County. By erasing an error in listing the total number of registered voters, which did not impact vote totals, the calculation of the county’s voter turnout rose to 70 percent, up from the nearly 65 percent reported on Tuesday night.

County Clerk Marvin Register said Friday they incorrectly added the number of absentee voters to the total number of registered voters — counting the absentee voters twice. That jumped the total number of registered voters from 53,000 to 57,000.

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