Turnout is low at polls, as expected

    Experts predicted low voter turn-out for today’s primary election.

    Experts predicted low voter turn-out for today’s primary election.

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    The silence inside the Meade School Auditorium at 18th and Oxford Streets, was broken by an occasional cellphone ring, or laughter from a group of poll workers at a table in the back.

    One thing the polling place did not have, is voters.

    Judge of Elections Ronald Williams says it’s been a slow day. So far 20 people registered to vote, have come to cast ballots. Williams says after 16 years on the job, the turnout is low, but it’s not the worst he’s seen.

    Williams: Well usually it pick-up after 5 cause most of the people round this neighborhood is working. They don’t get out till 4, 5, 6, 7, 7:30.

    Williams says he hopes 30 or 40 voters will come to cast ballots before the polls close at 8.

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