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Official voter turnout hits 24.02 percent

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Posted: Thursday, November 7, 2013 9:45 am

COEUR d'ALENE - Official voter turnout in Tuesday's Kootenai County election hit 24.02 percent.

While there are 68,391 total registered voters in the county, only 54,120 of them were eligible to vote in Tuesday's election, Kootenai County Clerk Cliff Hayes said in a press release Wednesday.

Those who were eligible to vote Tuesday reside in cities or the fire districts having an election.

Of the 54,120 who were eligible, 13,001 cast ballots.

On Tuesday night, the county incorrectly reported that the registered voters total was 46,675.

Because of that error, The Press incorrectly reported on Wednesday that voter turnout reached 27.85 percent.

The cast ballots number did not change from Tuesday night to Wednesday.

"The turnout percentages changed, but results stayed the same," Hayes said.

All the unofficial by-precinct election results have been posted to the county's website.

The election results remain unofficial until they are canvassed by the county commissioners on Nov. 15.

The public is invited to attend that meeting, at 9 a.m., in the county administrative building, located at 451 Government Way in Coeur d'Alene.

The clerk's office also said Wednesday the new ballot scanner and tabulation machine worked "flawlessly" on election night.

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  • Mark on the Park posted at 10:00 am on Fri, Nov 8, 2013.

    Mark on the Park Posts: 471

    My 16 year old sister resents this statement: "37100 people have absolutely no right to complain about anything in the city. Pathetic."

    She believes she has just as much right to voice her civic opinion as you do.

    Did you not get a chance to apply reason and logic to your post?

  • oscar posted at 6:05 pm on Thu, Nov 7, 2013.

    oscar Posts: 1135

    I think you got it right Mike.

  • Miketeague posted at 10:26 am on Thu, Nov 7, 2013.

    Miketeague Posts: 2146

    Didn’t mean to call the voters dead buts, the db’s are the one’s that can’t be bothered to vote.

  • Miketeague posted at 9:33 am on Thu, Nov 7, 2013.

    Miketeague Posts: 2146

    Although I am very happy about the results of the election there is something I find very unsettling. City of Coeur d’Alene, population about 45500, registered voters about 23000, those that got off their dead buts and voted about 8400. The way I see it about 37100 people have absolutely no right to complain about anything in the city. Pathetic.

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