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Hawaii voter turnout out down, ballots cast up from 2012

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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

The voter turnout in Hawaii Tuesday was down from four years ago, from 62 to 58 percent.

But actual ballots cast were up by about 400 to more than 437,000 due to an increase in registered voters.

According to elections observer Cindy Vaillancourt, the process went very smoothly despite voting machine problems at some polling places on Oahu.

"Just the sheer volume of ballots that had to be processed, that was very encouraging that we had the type of turnout that we did," Vaillancourt said.

The 2008 Election, in which Barack Obama was elected President still holds the record with 66 percent turnout and a total of more than 456,000 cast.

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