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County auditor: Johnson County sees record turnout for 2018 Iowa Primary

Cedar Rapids residents vote early at the Public Service Center on Thursday, May 31, 2018. (Hannah Schroeder/The Gazette)
Cedar Rapids residents vote early at the Public Service Center on Thursday, May 31, 2018. (Hannah Schroeder/The Gazette)

The Johnson County primaries saw record turnout, according to a tweet from Johnson County Auditor Travis Weipert.

 

Turn out surpassed 1994’s primary election record of 13,418, according to the Johnson County Auditor’s Office records. That year, a primary for the Republican nomination for government between incumbent Terry Branstad and Congressman Fred Grandy helped that turnout.

 

The Democratic primary record of 11,066 votes in 2006 was also broken.

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