Voter turnout in Russell County for the 2022 primary election topped 50 percent.
Based off several vote tabulation sheets provided to WJRS, we calculated voter turnout to be approximately 50.9 percent during the primary election.
Based off our calculations, 7,396 voters cast a ballot in the election between absentee ballots, early voting last week, and election day at the three polling sites.
With a ballot that leaned heavily toward Republican candidates, more than 62 percent of the county’s Republican voters casted a ballot.
However, it was a much different story on the Democrat side. The county’s nearly 2,600 Democrat voters only had one race to vote on, a U.S. Senate primary in which Charles Booker was considered the heavy favorite statewide.
That resulted in just 18.2 percent of the county’s democrat voters casting a ballot.
This was the highest voter turnout the county has had in a local county primary election since 1998, when voter turnout was 52.9 percent.
These turnout numbers are still considered unofficial until certified by the state board of elections.