Updated Wed, Nov 7, 2012 10:44 am
Unofficial final election numbers from Athens County show voter turnout for Tuesday's election was just more than 55%.
The Athens County Board of Elections office reported residents cast 26,478 ballots out of 47,858 registered voters in the county.
Statewide Ohio officials say the voter turnout for Tuesday's election was just more than 68%.
The Ohio Secretary of State's Office reported that about 5.4 million Ohioans cast ballots out of the nearly 8 million registered voters. The percentage was just short of the 70% that turned out for the last two presidential elections, in 2008 and 2004.
The office reported Wednesday that there were more than 119,000 absentee ballots and more than 205,000 provisional ballots outstanding.
Among the counties with the highest turnout were Highland in southwest Ohio, Delaware in the Columbus area and Putnam in northwest Ohio.