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QC Counties Increase Voter Turnout

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Michelle O'Neill
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WVIK News
Figures from the Rock Island County clerk's & Scott County Auditor's websites
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Credit Iowa Secretary of State
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More than half of registered voters in both Rock Island and Scott counties went to the polls for the midterm election.

In Scott County, 69,481of the 127,185 registered voters cast ballots. That's 54.6%, compared to 48% four years ago.

In Rock Island County, 51,162 people voted out of 100,163 who are registered. That's 51%, compared to 48% in the 2014 midterm election.

Two years ago, in the general (presidential) election, voter turnout was 64% in Rock Island County and 68% in Scott County.