PLATTSMOUTH – Cass County followed the national trend in this year’s mid-term election as more people went to the polls compared to recent mid-term elections.
Nearly 60 percent of Cass County’s registered voters went to the polls this past Tuesday, according to the Cass County Election Office. The total number of votes cast was 10,750 out of 17,939 registered voters.
In the 2014 mid-term election, slightly more than 52 percent of the county registered voters went to the polls. That year, 8,780 voters went to the polls out of 16,805 registered voters, according to county records.
In the 2010 mid-term election, the turnout was slightly more than 44 percent. At that time there were 17,412 registered voters with 7,720 going to the polls that year.
Linn Moore, the county’s election commissioner, described Tuesday’s turnout as “awesome.”
“People were involved in this election,” she said on Wednesday. “The energy was awesome. I’m very excited to see that.”
Approximately 2,700 early voting ballots were sent out and 80 percent were returned.
“That’s unheard of,” Moore said.