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Savannah NAACP addresses low voter turnout

CHATHAM CO., GA (WTOC) -

The Political Action Committee of the Savannah NAACP held a news conference to talk low voter turnout.

Local clergy, NAACP members and more came together to voice their concerns about the low numbers. In just one week, registered voters will again have the chance to hit the polls and vote in the runoff election.

At Tuesday’s conference, the message was clear about the importance of casting a ballot.

"When the citizens do not participate, then decisions are made by a small percentage of the population. We think this is not good, effective government. So we need that percentage to rise much higher than previous,” said First Vice President Savannah NAACP, Richard Shinhoster.

And just a reminder, Wednesday is the last day for early voting. You can head to the Voter Registration Main Office on Eisenhower Drive to cast your ballot from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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