Voter Turnout

By: Courtney
By: Courtney

Yesterday was your chance to pick the candidates for the largest General Election in state history.
The General Election this fall involves more than 4,000 races.
But, even with the impact the General Election has on local politics, voter turnout is considerably low.

"We are down here for 2 reasons ... to vote and to learn the new machines."
The new voting machines have at least created a sense of curiosity for voters.
"It was pretty easy to use!"

For others voting is right of passage in Warren County.
"I'm very excited! It's our civil obligation to make sure our voices are heard."

"I can't complain about Government if I don't vote."

"I'd feel very, very guilty if I didn't vote."

But the polls aren't showing the majority feels this way.
"Honestly I never thought about voting today."

Not even in Warren County's largest race which only involves Democrats.
Of the potential 100 thousand people in Warren County, more than
32,000 are registered Democrats.
But even with that large number, poll workers expect turnout to be low.

"I think there's a lack of understanding of what the ballots are about this time and who voting for and what the impact that might have on our town and county."


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