With the election now over, how was the voter turnout here in El Paso County? On Election Day, The county was tracking ahead of the all-time record which was set back in 2017.
And now with things starting to settle down, El Paso County Clerk and Recorder Chuck Broerman is left looking at the voter turnout, and this year’s turnout was, in fact, record-breaking for a coordinated election.
“We are at 179,000 so 27,000 more people voted. Currently, our turnout rate is at 42.8%,” said Broerman.
The previous record? 152-thousand votes in 2017. However, even with the record broken, Chuck Broerman says the turnout could still be better.
“We send out a little over 400,000 ballots and 179,000 people voted. That means we are closer to 55 percent that didn’t vote. We want to get to that gold standard and be in the 80-90%.”
And moving forward Broerman feels this record could easily be broken again with the way El Paso County continues to grow.
“I think because of the great work we do and the interest of the public, records are made to be broken and I love to see us break the record next time,” said Broerman. And in terms of most ballots submitted by county, El Paso County finished second behind Jefferson County.