Today, the Secretary of State released ballot returns statewide. Honestly, ballot returns in primary races are not that interesting as the contests are between members of the same party, so the number of Democrats vs. Republicans returning ballots doesn’t tell us a whole lot. The one thing it shows is how competitive the primaries are.
For example, if there is a hugely competitive primary in Adams County on the Democratic side, it is likely that the Democratic turnout in Adams will be higher than average. The interesting piece of this reports is the gender breakdown. Whereas gender is more evenly split on the Republican side, female voters are driving turnout on the Democratic side – in general.
Without further ado, here is a breakdown of the ballot returns of a few of the largest counties: