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Connie Vandermay/FOCUS Election officials counted the ballots after the polls closed Tuesday night at the Perham City Hall.

Steady stream at the polls: Voter turnout strong in state, county

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A remarkable 91 percent of all eligible voters in Otter Tail County poured into the polls Tuesday, mirroring reports of high turnout around Minnesota and the nation.


Election officials in the Perham area and at the county Government Services Center reported steady streams of people at polling places throughout the day. Some precincts had such unexpectedly high turnout that they had to pick up more ballots from the county.

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