CANYON COUNTY -- In Canyon County Tuesday, the Nampa and Caldwell mayoral races were a big force in driving people out to the polls.

We thought it was pretty good right from the start, said Canyon County Clerk, Chris Yamamoto. We saw quite a bit of activity.

Yamamoto said when he visited precincts during the day Tuesday, they were busier than he expected.

Many voters KTVB talked to in Caldwell said they came out for the mayoral race.

I came out to vote today because it is my right and my privilege to be able to vote, and I wanted Garret Nancolas to win, said voter Ravena Baker.

One man even brought his son out to watch the democratic process.

We came out to vote for mayor, said Jim Brown.

Turnout even surprised Mary Reed, who has been a poll worker for years.

We're very surprised at the turnout so far, said Reed. It's been steady all day, and as you can see right now, there are people waiting to sign in.

Election workers said turnout was good compared to other strictly local elections.

Normally for this type of election, we see a pretty low turnout, said Yamamoto. So we're pretty happy.

The final turnout from Tuesday's election in Canyon County was 21 percent.

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