MONTPELIER, Vt. — Vermont saw a record turnout in Tuesday's general election, the secretary of state's office said.

More than 360,000 Vermonters cast ballots in Tuesday's election, the office said. The previous record of nearly 327,000 votes came in the 2008 election.

More than 80% of Vermont voters who cast ballots in the 2016 election voted early this year, taking advantage of changes made to the voting system to enhance safety during the COVID-19 pandemic.

All active voters were mailed ballots ahead of the election. Voters were able to mail them in, drop them off at designated locations or vote in person on Election Day.