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Voter turnout in south Washington County above state rate

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Washington County had a higher voter turnout rate last week than the overall state rate.

An estimated 82.4 percent of Washington County's registered voters cast ballots in the Nov. 6 election. Statewide, about 76 percent of eligible voters went to the polls or voted absentee, according to the secretary of state's unofficial election results.

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Washington County saw 172,530 total voters. Of those, 20,727 registered on Election Day, according to Carol Peterson, the county's election supervisor.

Here are turnout numbers for area cities:

-- Cottage Grove: 19,721 voters (81.6 percent)

-- Woodbury: 36,780 voters (82.9 percent)

-- St. Paul Park: 2,834 voters (79.9 percent)

-- Newport: 1,855 voters (78.4 percent)

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Scott Wente
Scott Wente has been editor at the South Washington County Bulletin since 2011. He worked as a reporter at other Forum Communications newspapers from 2003 to 2011. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.
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