I understand that 510 votes were cast in this year's election (458 at the polls, 52 absentee), plus 11 provisional ballots. 68% of Ocracoke's 755 registered voters turned out to vote. John Kerry garnered approximately 60% of the votes, and President Bush about 40%. Four ballots were cast for the Libertarian candidate, and one for Ralph Nader. Nathan Sears was reelected as Ocracoke's county commissioner.