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Voter turnout in south Washington County above state rate

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.

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)

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.

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