VoteButtonFlag webIn Racine County, roughly 54 percent of voting-age adults cast ballots in Tuesday’s election, matching the relatively high turnout statewide.

The Associated Press has reported that 54.2 percent of the state’s voters turned out for Tuesday’s election, which featured a hotly contested gubernatorial race.

Other than the 2012 recall election, it’s the highest turnout for a governor’s race in the state since 1950 – a span of 64 years, according to the AP.

The local races of greatest interest were in the 21st Senate District (won by Republican Van Wanggaard) and the 63rd Assembly District (won by Republican Robin Vos).

In Racine County, 72 percent of registered voters cast ballots Tuesday. The 54 percent turnout among voting age residents (based on 2013 census estimates) is likely higher due to the number of adults who are ineligible to vote.

According to the summary report of Tuesday’s election prepared by the Racine County Clerk’s office, 79,981 ballots were cast. There are currently 111,149 registered voters in the county.

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