Primary Turnout Highest Since 2010, Humboldt Sees Good Turnout Too

By: Nathan Bloechl —

Humboldt, Iowa — Tuesday’s June primary saw record turnout according to several media outlets.

The turnout was the highest state-wide since 2010, according to Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate. In total, 279,124 ballots were cast this year more than that in 2016, 2014 and 2012.

According to Pate the record was set back in 2002 when the state saw 303,565 voters come to the polls.

Pate’s office did say that there were more than 50,000 absentee ballots cast in the state surpassing the record of 2014 where the state saw about 44,470 ballots.

Of the 6,214 registered voters in Humboldt County, about 16% or 989 voters turned out to the polls.

There were nine precincts on election day.

The winners from the primary will be on the ballot come this November.