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Voting was strong and steady all day long Tuesday, including at this precinct in LaGrand Township. A total of 21,012 people voted in Douglas County out of 23,894 pre-registered voters, a turnout of 88 percent. Many new voters went to the polls - 2,974 registered on Election Day. Echo Press photo by Arlan Anderson.

Johnson, Bales win county board races

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It'll be back to business when Douglas County commissioners reconvene next week.

Voters re-elected both board incumbents Tuesday, with turnout results reflecting somewhat the tone of two very different political contests.

Sitting commissioner Bev Bales defeated newcomer Jeff Callaghan 52 percent to 48 percent in the hard-fought and at times contentious race for the third district.

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