Voter turnout higher than usual for midterm election

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Turnout was higher than usual in Vermont for the midterm election.

According to the secretary of state’s office, 53% of eligible voters cast ballots last week.

But that wasn’t as many as Secretary of State Deb Markowitz had expected. She had predicted a 60% turnout due to the fervor over the two open seats in Congress. Still, the turnout was higher than any other non-presidential election in Vermont except in 1986.

And Vermont’s voting rate was far above the estimated 39% of voters who cast ballots nationally

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