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Crow Wing County: Voters surge in 2018 midterms, nearly rivaling 2016

The numbers have been tallied, crunched and evaluated for Crow Wing County in the wake of the 2018 midterms.

Here's how it breaks down this year:

• Crow Wing County had 40,844 registered voters at the start of Election Day.

• There were 2,041 new voters registered on Election Day.

• The county accepted 7,920 absentee and mail ballots.

• During Election Day, 23,716 people voted at the polls.

• In total, in Crow Wing County 31,636 people voted, or 73.77 percent of registered voter turnout.

• According to the state demographer, there are about 48,915 eligible voters in Crow Wing County. Taking that into account, Election Day's turnout was 64.68 percent of a total eligible voter turnout.

• In Crow Wing County, 25 percent of voters voted early through absentee or mail ballots.

For comparison from the last midterm in 2014:

• Crow Wing County had 38,160 registered voters at the start of Election Day.

• The county registered 1,827 new voters on Election Day.

• During this election cycle, 4,337 absentee and mail ballots were submitted.

• During Election Day, 22,728 people voted at polling places across the county.

• A total of 27,065 people voted in Crow Wing County for a 67.68 percent registered voter turnout.

• The state demographer estimated there were 48,234 eligible voters in Crow Wing County for a total eligible voter turnout of 56.11 percent.

• In 2014, 16.02 percent of voters voted early through absentee or mail ballot.

For comparison to the 2016 presidential election:

• By Election Day, the county had 39,432 registered voters.

• County staffers registered 4,146 new voters on election day.

• In 2016, 8,282 submitted absentee and mail ballots.

• Showing up to the polls were 27,866 people who voted on Election Day.

• A total of 36,148 people voted in Crow Wing County for an 82.95 percent registered voter turnout.

• According to the state demographer's office, 48,235 eligible Crow Wing County voters turned out for a total eligible voter turnout of 74.95 percent. The demographer didn't have updated 2016 estimates—it was the same from 2014.

• During this cycle, 22.91 percent of voters voted early through absentee or mailed ballots.