Johnson County voter turnout this year could set new record for off-year municipal elections

Johnson County voter turnout

Johnson County election officials are predicting turnout for the Nov. 2 municipal election at or slightly above 20%, which would be a new high mark since the state moved such odd year, midterm elections from April to November in 2017. In 2019, turnout was around 17%. File image.

A higher-than-average voter turnout is expected in Tuesday’s municipal elections in Johnson County.

That’s judging by advance voting numbers so far along with requests for mail-in ballots, county Election Commissioner Fred Sherman said Thursday.

Sherman told Johnson County commissioners this year’s turnout may be near or slightly above 20% – which would be a high point for off-year, midterm elections that usually draw fewer voters than the partisan contests that happen in even years and feature races for state and federal offices.