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Voter turnout in Ohio was 68%

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio officials say the voter turnout for Tuesday’s election was just more than 68 percent.

The Ohio Secretary of State’s Office reported that about 5.4 million Ohioans cast ballots out of the nearly 8 million registered voters. The percentage was just short of the 70 percent that turned out for the last two presidential elections, in 2008 and 2004.

The office reported Wednesday that there were more than 119,000 absentee ballots and more than 205,000 provisional ballots outstanding.

Among the counties with the highest turnout were Putnam in northwest Ohio, Highland in southwest Ohio and Delaware in the Columbus.