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Voter turnout, poor for primary runoffs

By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

August 5, 2008

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Voter turnout could best be described as slow, as few returned to the polls Tuesday to cast their ballots in Georgia's primary run off races.

In Dougherty County, only the U.S. Senate runoff between Jim Martin and Vernon Jones was on the ballot. The greatest activity was at Mt. Zion, but at Westover High School, those who did cast a ballot were discouraged to see few people at the polls.

"It's just important to me, it's always been important to vote no matter how many you're voting for, it's important," said voter Brenda Brown.

Dougherty County had more than 400 voters cast ballot in advanced voting for today's run-offs. Lee County like several other counties which had the Senate District 13 race and several county wide runoffs also saw low turn out rates.

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