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Voter turnout low as voters cast ballots in primary runoffs


Voters in the Coastal Empire continue to cast their ballots in Georgia's Primary Runoff on Tuesday.

The polls are open for a few more hours, and there are several major races that impact the area, including the First Congressional District race, the U.S. Senate race and the State Superintendent's race.

Voter turnout has been low, but that was to be expected.

By noon on Tuesday officials said the numbers stood at about 200 voters at the Coastal Cathedral Church on Berwick Boulevard in Savannah. That number is much less than the numbers for the primary election in May.

There are more than 80 polling places in Chatham County, with Coastal Cathedral Church being one of the larger ones. Officials with the Board of Elections said low turnout for runoff elections is nothing unusual, especially for people who already voted in the primaries, because they don't think they need to vote again.  

"It's less of turnout probably because they've already voted once for their person, and they may not see if there's a great need to come out and vote, but it certainly is to cast your vote," said Precinct Manager Amelia Poppell.

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