A record-breaking 21,684 counted votes were cast in Daviess County for this year’s Primary Election, in large part due to the number of absentee ballots that were submitted as a result of COVID-19. Election officials said primaries normally bring about 20% of registered voters to the polls, but this year near 30% casted their vote. Daviess County Chief Deputy Clerk Richard House said at more than 76% this year, voter registration was the highest he had ever seen.
This is great news for our community, as every vote matters! Everyone has an opinion, and as Americans we should value our ability to have a vote of who is in office and a say in what goes on in the political world.