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Ohio set record for early voting in November election

More than 71 percent of registered Ohioans voted in the Nov. 8 election and the state set a new high for the number of early voters.

But while turnout was among the highest in recent elections, it was far from the record 77 percent voter turnout in 1992, when Bill Clinton won Ohio and the presidency against then-President George H.W. Bush and independent candidate Ross Perot.

Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted Thursday certified the official results of the 2016 General Election.

Here are some of the highlights:

  • 5,607,641 Ohioans cast ballots out of 7,861,025 registered voters, for a voter turnout of 71.33 percent;

“As we close the books on another election, one thing that is abundantly clear is that Ohio is a national leader in elections administration as our state once again has delivered a well-run election,” Husted said in a statement. “Despite the unwarranted predictions of a troubled election, it is clear that voters had a great experience and the 2016 presidential election in Ohio was free of any major problems.”