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Dougherty voter turnout under state average

By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) –  Voters turned out in Dougherty County to cast a ballot, but it wasn't as great as the voter turnout statewide.

In Dougherty County, 55% of registered voters cast a ballot in the midterm elections. That's down from 74% in the Presidential election just two years ago. It wasn't as great as the statewide average which was 76%, with more than two million ballots counted statewide.

Election officials say with so many people voting it took longer to calculate results. They say they're unsure why it took the Secretary of State's website so long to update Dougherty County's results last night.

In some cases poll workers had voters casting ballots through 7:30 PM. Election officials are still waiting to hear if there will be a run-off in the Court of Appeals race from the Secretary of State's office. If so, the runoff will be held November 30th.


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