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Feb 20, 2016 11:51 AM

NH primary sets record for votes cast


CONCORD – More votes were cast last week than any other New Hampshire Presidential Primary according to information released by Secretary of State Bill Gardner's office Friday afternoon.

According to the figures, a record 542,459 ballots were cast Feb. 9, including a record number of Republican ballots: 287,683. Democrats cast 254,776 ballots, well below their record of 288,672 in 2008.

The previous record for turnout was in 2008 when 529,711 voters went to the polls.

The most votes were cast in Hillsborough County with 154,101, split 84,464 Republican and 69,637 Democratic.

The second largest vote total was in Rockingham County with 129,943 votes cast, 74,608 Republican and 55,335 Democratic.

The fewest voters were in Coos County, 11,819, with 5,924 Republican and 5,895 Democratic.

The second smallest vote total was in Sullivan County with 17,221, 8,532 Republican and 8,689 Democratic.


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