Nearly 67 percent of registered voters cast ballots

GREENFIELD — Despite record-breaking early voter turnout, Tuesday’s election didn’t break any local records.

Ahead of Election Day, more than 42 percent of Hancock County’s approximately 55,200 registered voters had already cast ballots.

On Tuesday, about 12,800 residents voted, leading to a fairly tame Election Day, officials said.

Even when lines formed, election officials were able to keep wait times short, they said.

Overall, 66.8 percent — or about 36,903 — of registered voters cast ballots.

This year’s election turnout falls below only 2008, when President Barack Obama beat Republican John McCain. Then, 69 percent of voters showed up.

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Samm Quinn is a reporter at the Greenfield Daily Reporter. She can be reached at 317-477-3275 or