(11/12/2016)
More than 728,000 ballots were cast across West Virginia in the 2016 General Election, according to the Secretary of State's Office.

The state had a 57.2 percent voter turnout, which surpassed the 2012 General Election's 54.96 percent, according to unofficial county-by-county election results. The county with the highest voter turnout was Lewis County with 68.96 percent. Preston County came in a close second with 68.73 percent.

McDowell County had the lowest voter turnout out with just 36.24 percent. About 6,300 of nearly 17,500 registered voters in McDowell made it out to the polls.

Low voter turnout copunties: Calhoun with 45.33 percent, Logan with 45.8 percent, Mingo with 47.25 percent and Wyoming with 44.81 percent.

Other counties with a more than 60 percent turnout included: Barbour, Braxton, Doddridge, Grant, Hardy, Harrison, Jefferson, Marshall, Mineral, Ohio, Pendleton, Pleasants, Pocahontas, Preston, Putnam, Randolph, Tucker, Upshur and Wood.

Historically, West Virginia has had the lowest voter turnout among the 50 states.


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