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Flathead County sees high voter turnout for primary election

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Posted at 6:49 AM, Jun 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-03 08:58:34-04

KALISPELL — It was a record night in Flathead County as voter turnout was high for the 2020 primary.

Elections officials say close to 35,000 ballots were counted, 7,000 more than the 2018 primary.

This year’s primary was vote by mail only, with typical polling places closed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

  • Click here to view the latest (unofficial) results from the June 2, 2020 primary

Ballot drop-off locations opened at 7 a.m. Tuesday and officially closed at 8 p.m.

Voters dropped off ballots at five designated drop-off locations throughout the Flathead Valley.

Election officials say ballot counting went smoothly throughout the day on Tuesday.