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Record-breaking General Election

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The Yellowstone County elections office reports a record-breaking general election this year.

Elections director Bret Rutherford says more than 36,000 ballots were turned in. The last record set was in 2011 with 31,000 ballots. Though there were close races, there are no recounts this year. Rutherford says the new scanning machines worked well and all ballots were scanned by 9:30 PM.

"Ever since we've switched to all mail ballots, especially our smaller, non-federal elections, we've just seen participation just rise every year and it's just great to see that everybody takes it serious and participates in the process," Rutherford said.

Rutherford tells KULR-8 the official results will be certified next Tuesday.

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