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Election dates approaching, vote by mail ballots out this week

Election dates approaching, vote by mail ballots out this week

Over 80 percent of the ballots there were Republican.

Voter turnout is crucial for democracy to work.

Since there are only five candidates for three Perkins County School Board seats, all candidates automatically advance to the general election.

This year, both parties have contested primaries for governor, which could be contributing to higher voter interest. "I am appalled and embarrassed that only 21.25 percent of our registered voters chose to vote".

Early voting in the county was held in seven locations from April 19 through May 5.

In all, 7,275 county Republicans, and unaffiliated voters who opted Republican, cast a ballot in Tuesday's races.

More news: Trump congratulates Republicans after a night of successful primaries

Adams said more Democrats have voted so far than Republicans in early voting. During the upcoming primary election, each voter can choose which party's ballot to participate in.

To register in person, go to the Sumter County Board of Voter Registration and Elections at 141 N. Main St., Room 111. For those who want to check if they're already registered to vote, all you need to do is head over here and input your personal information, and the website will let you know if you are.

County elections staff, who said they expected a turnout similar to previous primary elections, said the small number of races on the ballot - County Democrats had just one - was a contributing factor.

"There's all this talk about what does this mean for November?" he said.

Johnson said she and Hoffman's office will conduct training for precinct officers on Thursday, May 10, and Tuesday, May 15, in preparation for the primary. "At this point, I wouldn't necessarily extrapolate out anything from that into November".

The lowest local turnout was in Ripley County with just 13.7 percent, actually lower than the 20 percent turnout in 2014.


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