DULUTH -

The 2016 election has come to a close, and Duluth residents came out in full force, along with thousands of Duluth kids, to cast their ballots.

City Clerk, Jeff Cox, reports that over 8,100 people voted early or absentee with a total of 48,794 people casting ballots, an 80 percent voter turnout compared to 72 percent in 2008 and 79 percent in 2012.

Over 7,000 new voter registrations were processed for this election.

In addition, over 2,200 kids in Duluth also cast their vote on Election Day alongside adults. This was the first time since 2010 that Kids voting has taken place, but all indications show a successful turnout and involvement.

Kids from area schools cast their ballots in support of Hillary Clinton with 65 percent of the vote and 23 percent for Donald Trump. Kids also made their selections for legislative and county positions by supporting a second term for Democrat Rick Nolan with 61 percent and 38 percent for Republican Stewart Mills.