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Monday, May 5, 2014

Early Voting in Macon County

A Statistical Primer of the Macon 2014 Primary

Macon County Voting Precincts

The early voting, or One-Stop, period from April 24th through 1 pm on May 3rd is over and some preliminary statistics are available.

2,031 out the 24,977 registered voters participated, making the turn out 8.13% or one in twelve of registered voters took the opportunity to vote early.

VOTERS BY REGISTRATION

Registration# Voters % Turnout % by Party Registration
Republicans
958
47.17
9.73
Democrats
578
28.46
7.63
Unaffiliateds
493
24.27
6.59
Libertarians
2
0.09
2.78

EARLY VOTERS BY AGE

The average age of the early voter was 62. Only 20 people under the age of 21 voted and 41 people aged 90 and over voted. In fact, the older generation dominated the early voting with 1,070, or 52.68% of the turnout, were aged 65 and older. The table below shows more information:

AGE BLOCK (YEARS) # VOTING % VOTING
18-44
340
16.74
45-64
62130.58
65 +
1,070
52.68

TOMORROW'S TURNOUT


How does all this translate into the turnout for tomorrow and the primary overall?

I am thinking the turnout will be around 18% and would be surprised if it exceeded 23% based on the turnout figures from previous election cycles.


I will be in the big courtroom monitoring the votes as they come in and will be posted a live play by play on Facebook at Macon Media and a wrap up at MaconMedia.com shortly after the results come in.

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