Citywide Bemidji voter turnout around 87 percent

Election turnout in Minnesota was quite good, at 80 percent for this general election. Generally, the state averages around 75 percent voter turnout.

In Bemidji, Ward 1 had an 84 percent turnout, Ward 2, 81 percent, Ward 3’s two precincts had an 85 and 91 percent turnout, ward 4, 89 percent, and ward 5, 90 percent, with the city in total averaging 87 percent.

These voter turnouts are based on registered voters, not necessary all those of voting age.


Larissa Donovan is the News Director for the stations of Paul Bunyan Broadcasting and has been, almost without interruption, since Election Day 2016. She covers events and issues in north central Minnesota, which include local government, crime, courts, education, environment and social issues. She studied communications at Bemidji State University and received her degree in 2018. Larissa, native to the great state of New York, grew up in Bemidji, and enjoys spending her spare time with her family and pet cat. She also loves Star Trek, punk rock music and the theater.


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