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Low Turnout Reported In Early Voting On Excess Levy

Reported by: Send eMail Heath Harrison
Web Producer: Heath Harrison
Reported: Nov. 7, 2013 3:55 PM EST
Updated: Nov. 7, 2013 10:40 PM EST

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Early Voting
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Charleston , Kanawha County , West Virginia

Only 4,166 of Kanawha County’s 134,000 registered voters took part in early voting for a special election on a new excess levy.

Just 3.1 percent of the county’s voters have participated, according to a news release from the Kanawha County Commission.

Commission President Kent Carper said he wants to remind voters they have one more chance to vote on the levy on Election Day.

“I understand that this is a special election and many may not feel that it is important to get out and vote during the school board and library levy election,” Carper said. “However, if you want 3.1 percent of voters to make your decision for you, then please stay home. If you want your voice heard, then I ask that you join me and get out and vote on Saturday, Nov. 9.”

Polls will be open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Saturday.



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