Posted: Nov 7, 2012 3:46 PM by Katy Harris KXLF News
Over 75% of Silver Bow County residents caste their ballots this election.
The Clerk and Recorder's Office says the biggest voter turnout in Silver Bow County history was over 78 percent, putting this election in 2nd place with just over 74 percent.
Chris Ackerman has been working as an election officials for several years.
He says he has never seen so many people voting at the polls.
"This is absolutely the largest turnout I've ever seen. I think there's an enormous amount at stake and everybody knows that, everybody's out here to do their right and vote," says Ackerman.
People of all ages went to the polls at the Butte Civic Center Tuesday.
Ackerman says he saw the largest number of young people vote in this election.
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"It's probably evenly split but in past elections there's been nobody under 30. It's just a phenomenal turn around."
125 provisional ballots still need to be counted on Tuesday. Those results will make the election numbers final.
This was the biggest election for absentee ballots issued from Silver Bow County registered voters.
So far numbers show that 9,441 Silver Bow County voters went absentee while 7,964 went to the polls.
The final number of absentee ballots issued will be released tomorrow.