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Lowdes County sees disappointing voter turnout

August 21, 2002

by Ashley Harper

Valdosta - A low voter turnout in Lowndes county disappoints the Board of Elections.

Monday, voting officials projected a 40 percent voter turnout, but hoped for even more. Unfortunately, only 15.4 percent of registered voters went to the poles yesterday.

State officials say its important that residents exercise their right because every vote counts. 

"It's your opportunity to have your say and every vote really does make a difference," said Lt. Governor Mark Taylor.  "We can see this from the incident in Florida last year when a few votes decided the presidency of the United States of America."

Lowndes County voters chose to extend their Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax. They also elected Mike Davis, Bill Herring, and Willie Linahan to district school board positions. 

posted at 2:45pm by Ashley Harper