- Associated Press - Saturday, December 3, 2016

NAMPA, Idaho (AP) - Idaho voter turnout hit record numbers in last month’s election, beating the previous high during the 2012 presidential election.

The Idaho Press-Tribune reports (https://goo.gl/eT7hQX) that final election results posted by the Idaho Secretary of State showed 710,877 people cast ballots on Nov. 8. More than three-quarters of Idaho’s 936,529 registered voters took part in the election.

Ada County chief deputy clerk Phil McGrane says the strong turnout shows efforts in the last four years to get voters to the polls earlier paid off.

He says new locations set up by Ada County this year for early voting attracted an additional 27,000 voters and helped eased traffic at the county’s main election office.

Canyon County also had a large turnout at the polls. About 89 percent of the county’s 84,351 registered voters cast their ballots last month.

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Information from: Idaho Press-Tribune, https://www.idahopress.com

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