Dustin Czarny, Democratic election commissioner for Onondaga County, said the high turnout is due to the “hyperpartisan mood of the country,” in which voters either completely stand behind President Donald Trump or are against him.
“The country is still divided, and races are becoming more and more competitive,” he said. “When that happens, we’re going to see higher turnout.”
Czarny said Onondaga County is most likely going to see a 60 to 65 percent turnout of eligible voters once affidavits and absentee ballots are counted. The turnout was 50 percent in 2014.