Tuesday’s primary election drew a robust turnout of voters in Jennings County, election officials said.

“Every election is different but this turnout is higher than usual. We had a 37.93 percent of the possible voters turn out,” said Jennings County Clerk Mary Dorsett Kilgore as she watched a steady stream of poll workers carry-in their precinct’s voting records.

Of the county’s 18,716 registered voters, 7,099 cast ballots in the primary.

In addition to the turnout, election officials were pleased that the election process didn’t have any serious hiccups and all the results were officially recorded before 9 p.m.

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“Everything went smoothly, and there was absolutely no drama,” Kilgore said.

While electronic machines and computerized counting methods have simplified the processing of election results, the Jennings County Clerk’s office is trying to find ways to make it easier for voters to cast their ballots.

“Counties around us are making changes like the central voting system and we are looking at that, too,” said Josh Proctor, first deputy in the clerk’s office.

“But we are a smaller county with less resources and it will be more difficult for us to initiate. We are looking at methods to improve things. We won’t have time to make changes before the November elections, but we are looking at possibilities for the future.”

How you voted

Jennings County primary

President

Republican

Jeb Bush; 38

Ben Carson; 56

Chris Christie; 5

Ted Cruz; 1,470

Carly Fiorina; 8

John R. Kasich; 221

Rand Paul; 19

Marco Rubio; 22

Donald J. Trump; 3,361

Democrat

Hillary Clinton; 837

Bernie Sanders; 921

U.S. Senator

Republican

Marlin A. Stutzman; 845

Todd Young; 3,974

Democrat

Baron Hill; 1,537

Governor

Republican

Michael R. Pence; 3,919

Democrat

John R. Gregg; 1,447

U.S. Representative 6th District

Republican

Charles “Chuck” Johnson Jr.; 434

Luke Messer; 3,552

Jeff Smith; 658

Democrat

Danny Basham; 413

George Thomas Holland; 254

Bruce W. Peavler; 152

Ralph Spelbring; 143

Barry Welsh; 428

State Representative District 67

Republican

Randy Fye; 1,064

Democrat

No candidate filed

State Representative District 69

Republican

Nancy L. Franke; 983

Jim Lucas; 2,626

Democrat

No candidate filed

County Treasurer

Republican

Donita “Shorty” Layman; 2,228

Kitty Shepherd; 2,473

Democrat

Sherri Poling Williams; 1,457

County Coroner

Republican

Eugene L. Rudicel; 4,490

Democrat

No candidate filed

County Surveyor

Republican

Charles “Chad” Ebinger; 2,828

Eric L. Meeks; 1,945

Democrat

Patty Franks; 1,435

County Commissioner District 1

Republican

David Kopitzke; 2,294

Robert “Bob” Willhite; 2,563

Democrat

Russell “Whitey” Richardson; 1,440

County Commissioner District 2

Republican

Jerry A. “JJ” Johnson; 1,638

Dave Lane; 2,941

Democrat

Max F. Hill; 1,418

County Council At-Large

Republican

(Vote for 3)

Paul A. Belding; 2,505

Mark Holwager; 2,442

Howard L. Malcomb; 2,972

David Woodall; 2,572

Democrat

(Vote for 3)

Jarrod Daeger; 1,018

Sandra L. “Sandy” Vance; 1,182