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Voter turnout in short of projection PDF E-mail

Based on the initial data, nearly 67 percent of registered Nebraska voters cast their ballot in the November 6 general election, according to Secretary of State John Gale.

"That is short of our initial prediction of 71 percent turnout," said Gale. "We had hoped to come close, if not exceed what we had in 2008. All the conditions were ripe for that to happen. The weather cooperated, there were highly contested races, early voting appeared to be strong and polling places were busy on Tuesday."

Counties continue to count provisional ballots, which will bump up the final total. Provisional ballots are utilized if there are questions about a voter’s registration. At this point, 779,285 people voted across the state.

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