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Long County turnout low, as expected
Poll workers at the District 2-Rye Patch precinct greet voters Tuesday. Though Long County voter turnout was low, the elections supervisor said there were busy periods. - photo by Photo by Mike Riddle
Long County Elections Supervisor Larry Wells said voter turnout for Tuesday’s primary was low, but he wasn’t surprised.
“Right now, as of 3 o’clock, the turnout has been slow, but with there not being any local contest, I expected that,” Wells said. “But even though it’s been a little slow, there have been spurts of activity where the poll workers have been busy.”
Second District senior poll worker Bobby Parker said, “I’m disappointed that we haven’t had more people come out, but I’m pleased with what we have had. The absentee voting was really low so today has really been better than I expected.”
Wells said Long County has five districts: District 1-Beard’s Creek; District 2-Rye Patch; District 3-South Ludowici; District 4-North Ludowici, and the District 5-Tibet.
The supervisor said he stationed 28 poll workers throughout the county for the early primary.
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