Numbers up significantly from last off-year election, but off from 2010 edition
(Nov. 9, 2018) Voter turnout in the 2018 election was up significantly over the last off-year election, in 2014, as Worcester County voters seemed to be energized by a heated contest for state senator and motivated by the strong encouragement of the two main political parties nationwide.
Unofficial vote totals show that 22,547 ballots were cast on Election Day and via early voting, according to the Worcester County Board of Elections.
With 38,719 registered voters on the rolls in Worcester County, the total turnout came in at 58.23 percent, according to unofficial state election data.
That’s much better than the turnout in 2014, when there were 35,699 eligible voters and 19,399 ballots were cast for a 54.34 percent turnout.
Still, voting percentages in this election did not surpass the figures posted in the 2010 off-year election, when the county experienced a 61.10 percent turnout.