Now that Utah County has posted detailed election results by precinct (a CSV file), we can see turnout for American Fork specifically.
County-wide turnout was 21.2%. (I’m rounding throughout.)
In American Fork we did slightly better: 22.5%
In my subjective view, that’s not bad for a primary election that was oddly, even awkwardly, timed and in which, to be frank, most candidates didn’t appear to do a lot to put their names and thoughts in front of the voters. The general election is oddly timed too, November 21, just before Thanksgiving, but I’m confident the voters will hear plenty from the remaining candidates by then.
Drilling down a little further, and excluding two odd little precincts with ten registered voters combined, turnout in the various precincts varied from to 11.1% to 29.3%. If you want to study the numbers and a precinct map, those are at the Utah County website.
(I think it’s all supposed to be available with numbers in a map here, but as of this writing, it isn’t working in my browser.)
If you’re not registered to vote at your current address but you’d like to be, here’s another link to the Utah County website for voter registration.
We’ll be back fairly regularly here with more information and analysis of candidates and the issues, between now and — good grief — the day before the day before Thanksgiving.