The trend this year for high voter turnout nationwide didn’t miss Carroll County.
Of the 7,210 voters registered here, The News-Democrat estimates about 4,457 voters – or about 62 percent – cast ballots at the county’s 11 precincts.*
That number includes 212 voters who cast absentee ballots, according to acting County Clerk Patti Mefford. Mefford said 112 voters came to the clerk’s office to vote on the machine, and her office gave out 102 paper ballots – 100 of those were completed and returned by the Nov. 3 deadline.