Secretary of State Max Maxfield released preliminary figures indicating that more than 240,000 Wyoming residents—57 percent of those eligible to vote--cast a ballot Tuesday.
"Although all information is unofficial regarding total ballots cast in each county, the summary results indicate that 57 percent of all those who were eligible to vote did so. That is comparable to the 2008 election, which was the last Presidential election, and surpasses the turnout in the 2010 election," Maxfield said.
"On the morning of the election, we had 240,438 registered voters but the total number of ballots cast exceeded that number because of our Election Day Registration. Using the baseline voter registration figure, we had an overall turnout of 103 percent," said Maxfield. Maxfield explained that because Wyoming allows Election Day Registration at polling places, it is possible to have a turnout of over 100 percent.
According to Maxfield, final registration figures will only be available after county clerks have entered them into the statewide voter registration database, a process that may take up to 30 days.
Historical information about Wyoming's voter turnout may be found on the Secretary of State's website at http://soswy.state.wy.us/Elections/Docs/profile.pdf.