News Flash

Wright County News

Posted on: November 17, 2020

Wright County Voters Turned Out In Record Numbers

Wright County residents came out in record numbers to vote earlier this month in the Nov. 3 elections and many of them did so by absentee/early mail-in voting.

In all, 82,723 Wright County residents voted, an increase of 18 percent above the number of residents who voted in the 2016 election (70,122)

In 2016, Wright County set an election record for the number of voters who cast their ballots absentee or by mail with 12,458. That number tripled in 2020, thanks in large part to the COVID-19 pandemic, as 37,423 Wright County residents voted absentee or by mail. That figure represented more than 45 percent of all votes cast. By comparison, in 2016, less than 18 percent of ballots cast were done so by mail or absentee.

The number of registered voters also spiked significantly as voters registered early to complete the absentee/mail-in process. At the start of Election Day 2016, there were 75,968 registered voters in Wright County, with an additional 9,158 voters registering on Election Day. This year, 87,361 voters were registered prior to Election Day, with an additional 7,639 residents registering on Election Day.

Given the number of absentee ballot requests that had come into the Wright County Auditor/Treasurer’s Office in the weeks leading up to the election, there was the expectation that the number of voters would increase in 2020, but few could have projected the total would increase to the level it would. The combination of a hotly contested Presidential election, several key state and local elections and the pandemic combined to shatter previous record numbers for voting across the board as Wright County residents let their voices be heard on Election Day.

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in Wright County News

DNR Releases Updated Fall Color Map

Posted on: October 1, 2021

County Board Approves 2022 Preliminary Levy

Posted on: September 28, 2021

Second Half Property Taxes Due Oct. 15

Posted on: September 22, 2021

DPS Labor Day DWI Campaign a Success

Posted on: September 15, 2021

Public Health Releases COVID-19 Dashboard

Posted on: September 7, 2021

Extension Provides Crop Update

Posted on: August 23, 2021

DNR Releases 2021 Waterfowl Handbook

Posted on: August 10, 2021

MPCA Declares Air Quality Alert

Posted on: July 29, 2021

Veterans Career Fair Tomorrow

Posted on: July 28, 2021

Wright County Has Job Openings

Posted on: July 23, 2021

WCEDP Has Redesigned Website

Posted on: July 9, 2021

WOW Van in Monticello Today

Posted on: July 1, 2021

WOW Van Coming to Monticello July 1

Posted on: June 23, 2021

Wright County Fair Schedule Released

Posted on: June 21, 2021

Highway 30 Project Delayed

Posted on: June 1, 2021

May 9-15 Is National Police Week

Posted on: May 11, 2021

Appointments Open at License Center

Posted on: April 30, 2021

DNR EagleCam Up and Running

Posted on: April 27, 2021

Roadside Spraying

Posted on: April 22, 2021

DNR Has Interactive Bird Song Page

Posted on: April 21, 2021

Appointments Open at License Center

Posted on: April 2, 2021

First Half Property Taxes Due May 17

Posted on: April 1, 2021

I-94 Construction Ramping Up

Posted on: March 29, 2021

HHS Announces New Call Center

Posted on: March 26, 2021

First Half Property Taxes Due May 17

Posted on: March 24, 2021

Virtual Tour of Justice Center

Posted on: March 10, 2021

Fish Houses Must Be Off Lakes By Monday

Posted on: February 24, 2021

Two 4-H Summer Internships Available

Posted on: February 17, 2021

Members of Solar Farm Work Group Named

Posted on: February 16, 2021

I-35W Bridge to Glow Purple Tonight

Posted on: February 16, 2021

View Today's Press Conference

Posted on: February 11, 2021

Sheriff's Office Statement on Shooting

Posted on: February 9, 2021

County Offices Closed Monday, Jan. 18

Posted on: January 15, 2021

Public Health Releases COVID-19 Dashboard

Posted on: December 31, 2020

DNR Warning Residents About Thin Ice

Posted on: December 18, 2020

MEADA Receives $125,000 Federal Grant

Posted on: December 10, 2020

Public Health Releases COVID-19 Dashboard

Posted on: November 30, 2020

Sheriff's Office Releases Activity Report

Posted on: November 30, 2020

Sheriff's Office Releases Activity Report

Posted on: November 16, 2020

Santa Coming to Bertram Park Dec. 5

Posted on: November 5, 2020

View the Ballot You Will Be Filling Out

Posted on: October 21, 2020