Vermont sets election turnout record

Voting in Berlin, Vermont, Tuesday.
Voting in Berlin, Vermont, Tuesday.(WCAX)
Published: Nov. 5, 2020 at 9:42 AM EST
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MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - The Vermont Secretary of State’s office says there was a record turnout in the general election.

In a Wednesday tweet, the office said that more than 360,000 Vermonters cast ballots in Tuesday’s election. The previous record of nearly 327,000 votes came in the 2008 election. More than 80% of Vermont voters who cast ballots in the 2016 election, cast their ballots early this year, taking advantage of changes made to enhance safety voter during the COVID-19 pandemic. All active voters were mailed ballots ahead of the election.

Voters were able to mail them in, drop them off at designated locations or vote in person on Election Day.

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