Voter turnout in Minnesota among highest in nation

Minnesota’s is estimated to have one of the highest turnouts in the nation for the presidential election, while turnout for Wisconsin likely hit a 20-year low. 

Turnout in Tuesday’s election was about 74 percent of eligible voters, based on unofficial results. The Minnesota Secretary of State’s office says 673,000 people cast their votes early in the 2016 General Election, more than double the number in 2008 and 2012.

According to the Minnesota Secretary of State’s office, Minnesota is likely to be one of the top, if not the top, turnout rates in the nation. But, nothing will be official until results are certified in both Minnesota and around the country.

In Wisconsin, turnout was about 66 percent of the voting age population, based on unofficial results.

If the number remains true, voter turnout will be the lowest it has been in Wisconsin since 1996, when turnout was 58 percent, the Associated Press reported. In 2008 and 2012, turnout was at or near 70 percent.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.