CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- Increased voter turnout had an impact on election results in this year’s midterm elections.

The registrar's offices in Charlottesville and Albemarle County say Central Virginia voters were out in greater numbers on Tuesday.

 "We did have a lot of positive feedback and just overall morale in general for the day," said Taylor Yowell, the Charlottesville registrar.

She says it’s hard to compare these midterms to the ones in 2018.

 "I know in 2018 we did have a senator, we did have a school board member, and constitutional amendments," she said.

When there are more issues on the ballot, that generally attracts more voters. But still, this year’s turnout was much higher than in previous midterms.

 "We had a lot of excited young voters, and a lot of excited voters in general who had just moved to the area," Yowell said. "I do know it was a high turnout percentage-wise for a midterm election."

In Charlottesville, about 16,000 people voted out of the 31,000 registered, or about 53 percent.

Yowell also says easier access to voting this time around, like the addition of same-day voter registration, may have played a part in the bump in numbers.

Just in the city, 951 same-day ballots were cast. Yowell says since those were provisional votes, they did cause a few hurdles.

"In the sense that we had to take a lot more materials to the precincts throughout the day. But there was no delay to the voters whatsoever, it was just keeping our election board running the roads all day," she said.

The Albemarle County Registrar's Office reports about 49,000 people voted out of the 84,000 registered, which is around 58 percent.