Election officials say Sullivan County voters turned out in record numbers for an August election. 

This year’s turnout has surpassed the turnout for the last open governor’s race, which was in 2010. 

More than 11,000 votes were cast Thursday. Early voting saw more than 12,000 votes cast. 

“As of 6 p.m. we’ve voted around 11,500 people that will put us over the 23,000 mark for this election,” says Jason Booher, Sullivan County Elections Administrator. “We’re continuing to vote until 8 p.m. so we’ve definitely set a record for voters in an August county general state primary election in Sullivan County.”

According to election records, there were 22,930 voters in the 2010 August election. Records show 21,741 votes were cast in the August 2014 election. 

Polls close at 8 p.m.