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Voter turnout numbers for Aug. 5, 2014, primary
By: 
Ryan Lewis, Editor

While the county works to figure out the kinks in the software it uses to post election data, I thought I'd share the information I'd compiled. It'll take several entries. The spreadsheet I threw together on election night was pretty makeshift, but I've been able to clean it up a bit and check all the numbers now.

Information from the precinct level is very detailed but interesting, I think.

Today, I'll show the numbers for voter turnout. The list below shows the name of the precinct followed by: its total registered voters (for the Aug. 5 election), how many ballots were cast Aug. 5, and then the percentage who voted based on those numbers. The data is from a list provided by the Allegan County Clerk's office.

Total number of registered voters for the Aug. 5 election: 81,233. Total ballots cast: 15,416. Overall voter turnout: 18.98 percent.

By precinct:

Allegan Township, Precinct 1:  2,137  /  498  /  23.30%

Allegan Township, Precinct 2:  943  /  195  /  20.68%

Casco Township, Precinct 1:  2,187  /  379  /  17.33%

Cheshire Township, Precinct 1:  1,538  /  218  /  14.17%

Clyde Township, Precinct 1:  1,248  /  165  /  13.22%

Dorr Township, Precinct 1:  1,438  /  371  /  25.80%

Dorr Township, Precinct 2:  2,183  /  565  /  25.88%

Dorr Township, Precinct 3:  1,781  /  393  /  22.07%

Fillmore Township, Precinct 1:  2,014  /  429  /  21.30%

Ganges Township, Precinct 1:  1,970  /  449  /  22.79%

Gunplain Township, Precinct 1:  2,689  /  589  /  21.90%

Gunplain Township, Precinct 2:  1,812  /  316  /  17.44%

Heath Township, Precinct 1:  2,464  /  408  /  16.56%

Hopkins Township, Precinct 1:  1,875  /  329  /  17.55%

Laketown Township, Precinct 1:  1,727  /  358  /  20.73%

Laketown Township, Precinct 2:  2,141  /  611  /  28.54%

Laketown Township, Precinct 3:  821  /  155  /  18.88%

Lee Township, Precinct 1:  2,250  /  167  /  7.42%

Leighton Township, Precinct 1:  2,432  /  378  /  15.54%

Leighton Township, Precinct 2:  1,300  /  210  /  16.15%

Manlius Township, Precinct 1:  2,137  /  413  /  19.33%

Martin Township, Precinct 1:  1,835  /  306  /  16.68%

Monterey Township, Precinct 1:  1,605  /  291  /  18.13%

Otsego Township, Precinct 1:  1,999  /  434  /  21.71%

Otsego Township, Precinct 2:  2,093  /  291  /  13.90%

Overisel Township, Precinct 1:  2,058  /  477  /  23.18%

Salem Township, Precinct 1:  1,552  /  280  /  18.04%

Salem Township, Precinct 2:  1,615  /  285  /  17.65%

Saugatuck Township, Precinct 1:  2,482  /  784  /  31.59%

Trowbridge Township, Precinct 1:  1,867  /  351  /  18.80%

Valley Township, Precinct 1:  1,492  /  310  /  20.78%

Watson Township, Precinct 1:  1,490  /  216  /  14.50%

Wayland Township, Precinct 1:  2,303  /  346  /  15.02%

Allegan City, Precinct 1:  1,102  /  195  /  17.70%

Allegan City, Precinct 2:  2,255  /  346  /  15.34%

City of Douglas, Precinct 1:  1,087  /  412  /  37.90%

Fennville City, Precinct 1:  834  /  96  /  11.51%

Holland City, Precinct 4-9:  1,279  /  264  /  20.64%

Holland City, Precinct 5-11:  1,329  /  232  /  17.46%

Holland City, Precinct 5-12:  1,279  /  267  /  20.88%

Holland City, Precinct 5-13:  1,509  /  172  /  11.40%

Otsego City, Precinct 1:  2,734  /  343  /  12.55%

Plainwell City, Precinct 1:  2,694  /  436  /  16.18%

Saugatuck City, Precinct 1:  791  /  292  /  36.92%

South Haven City, Precinct 1:  7  /  2  /  28.57%

Wayland City, Precinct 1:  2,855  /  392  /  13.73%

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