◆ Over 2,000 people register to vote on Election Day in Lincoln County.
Tuesday, November 3 2020 saw impressive voting number in Lincoln County.
According to the Lincoln County Clerk’s Office:
• in 2020 there were 3,449 absentee ballots issued in Lincoln County with 3,258 received back. In 2016, there were 1,985 absentee ballots issued and 1,838 received back.
• 10,525 people voted in Lincoln County during the 2020 General Election (7,267 at the polls on election day). In 2016, there were 8,970 voters in Lincoln County (7,132 at the polls on election day).
• 2,045 individuals in Lincoln County registered to vote on Election Day in 2020.
“The volume of absentee ballots was something we weren’t used to,” said Lincoln County Clerk April Brunski. “We had to adjust for the extra time and help needed to ensure they were processed in a timely manner.”
“We also had the added responsibility of implementing extra protective measures at the polls due to the pandemic,” Clerk Brunski continued. “On top of that, we received new election equipment this year which had to be learned by myself, my staff and the election workers.”
Even with all of the adjustments, Election Day 2020 in Lincoln County proved to be successful.
“I am pleased with the voter turnout and overall success of the General Election in Lincoln County,” said Brunski. “It takes a team of dedicated staff, election workers and other county departments to make the elections happen. I am very grateful for everyone involved in the process. I couldn’t do it without them.”