(PHOTOS)Record turnout in Wyoming and Natrona County for 2020 general election - Casper, WY Oil City News
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(PHOTOS)Record turnout in Wyoming and Natrona County for 2020 general election

(Dan Cepeda, Oil City)

CASPER, Wyo– A record 278,314 ballots were cast in Wyoming in the 2020 general election, according to unofficial results from the Wyoming Secretary of State’s office. That’s almost 10,000 more than the 268,837 ballots cast in the 2016 general.

“Interest in the national election is likely driving this turnout,” Wyoming Secretary of State Election Director Kai Schon told Oil City News on Election Day.

35,385 ballots were cast in Natrona County for the 2020 general election. 33,717 were cast in the 2016 general. Voters in the county rallied around major party candidates in the presidential election this year compared to 2016.

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(Dan Cepeda, Oil City)

71.79% of Natrona County voters cast ballots for Donald Trump for President, and 24.23% voted for the Biden-Harris ticket in 2020. 3.8% voted for third-party candidates.

In 2016, a little over 69% of Natrona County residents voted for the Trump- Pence ticket, 19.5% for Clinton-Kane, and a combined 7.57% voted for third-party candidates.

See more of Dan Cepeda’s 2020 Election Day and pre-Election Day photo galleries:

(Dan Cepeda, Oil City)
Polling stations fill the lobby of the Natrona County Courthouse as a line of voters extends across two full floors during early voting on Monday, Nov. 2, 2020, in downtown Casper. (Dan Cepeda, Oil City)
(Dan Cepeda, Oil City)
A voter casts his ballot during early voting at the Natrona County Courthouse on Monday, Nov. 2, 2020. Lines of voters stretched through two floors of the building and, earlier in the day, outside to the parking lot. (Dan Cepeda, Oil City)
Staff prepare mail-in and early ballots for the tabulation machine at the Natrona County Courthouse on Tuesday morning in Casper. (Dan Cepeda, Oil City)
Voters cast ballots in Vista West on Tuesday, Nov. 3. (Dan Cepeda, Oil City)
A line of voters extends across two floors of the Natrona County Courthouse on Monday, Nov. 2, 2020, in downtown Casper. (Dan Cepeda, Oil City)
(Dan Cepeda, Oil City)
Voters line up in front of the Industrial Building at the Natrona County Fairgrounds on Tuesday morning in Casper. (Dan Cepeda, Oil City)
(Dan Cepeda, Oil City)
Poll station manager Ardell Breed talks with a poll worker during an evening rush on Tuesday, Nov. 3. (Dan Cepeda, Oil City)