Record voting numbers in Mesa County
This year’s voting turn-out was the highest mesa county has ever seen.
The elections office received 96 percent of the county's votes, and that's out of the 76-thousand active voters within the area.
Mesa County was also the first county in Colorado to release returns after the polls closed Tuesday at 7 p.m.
Clerk and recorder for Mesa County, Sheila Reiner said although participation numbers were high, the voting centers did a fantastic job keeping the voting process smooth and quick.
“This election in 2012 has been like nothing I've ever seen before, or experienced before. There were so many people who were just passionate about voting in this election," said Reiner.
Reiner added that though voting numbers were record-breaking, the lines on Election Day weren't too overwhelming thanks to early voting and mail-in ballots.
Election officials are currently working on their "Thank You's" for mesa county.
Reiner wants to reiterate that it wasn't just the election staff who made voting day a huge success, it was the attitude and participation of the community as well.
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