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