(Albany, NY) -- In New York it was the highest voter turnout for a midterm election in nearly 25 years.
Hudson Valley voters are among the many New Yorkers who headed to the polls this week, matching a statewide trend of high turnout. Putnam County recorded 60-percent voter turnout, with Dutchess County not far behind at 59-percent.
State election statistics indicate that just under half of New York's registered voters participated on Tuesday. Participation was down from 2016 when nearly 8 million votes were cast, but hat was a presidential election year.