‘Slow but steady’ turnout in Lebanon County

By: - May 17, 2022 1:28 pm

The Capital-Star spoke with Lebanon County election officials on Tuesday, who reported a total of 90,000 registered voters countywide.

County election officials received 7,800 requests for mail-in and absentee ballots and confirmed that, as of Friday, 75 percent of the ballots requested had been returned.

Election officials said that 30 percent turnout is typical for the county in primary elections, but that rate can fluctuate from as low as 18 percent to as high as 36 percent – the county’s record high for a primary election.

Poll workers at a Lebanon County polling place in Campbelltown reported that 137 of the precincts 2,230 registered voters had voted as of 9:35 a.m. That’s 6 percent of the precinct’s registered voters.

The poll workers told the Capital-Star that they expected the day to be “slow, but steady.”

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Cassie Miller
Cassie Miller

A native Pennsylvanian, Cassie Miller worked for various publications across the Midstate before joining the team at the Pennsylvania Capital-Star. In her previous roles, she has covered everything from local sports to the financial services industry. Miller is currently pursuing her master’s degree in professional journalism at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. In addition to her role at the Capital-Star, Miller enjoys working on her independent zines, Dead Air and Infrared.

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