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Steady stream of voters at the polls

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Jasper County officials say voter turnout is looking average, or even below average, for a  midterm election.

However, polling places have seen a steady stream of voters so far, with some even forming lines.

There are nearly 80,000 registered voters in Jasper county.

The voter turnout last midterm election was about 42 percent.

The county clerk would like to reach that percentage again this year, but says it has been difficult to predict.

"Our absentee ballots were just over a thousand, and that's not very many for a midterm election," said Bonnie Earl, Jasper County Clerk.  "Then going to the polls and seeing the steady streams, there were people lined up to vote and that's kind of unusual."

Crawford County, Kansas has also seen a busy day at the polls.

There was a 49 percent turnout in Crawford County during the 2010 midterm elections.

Ottawa County, Oklahoma officials say turn out is slightly above average, with a steady stream of voters.
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