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Numbers high for Election

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Voters across Clay County came out in droves for Tuesday's General Election.

Of the 23 precincts within the county, 14 had more than 62 percent of the registered voters cast a ballot on Election night.

The Jackson 3 precinct had the highest voter turnout percentage with 73.99 as 239 of the 323 registered voters casting ballots.

Four precincts (Jackson 2 and 3, Perry and Posey 3) had a voter turnout of at least two-thirds of the registered voters in their respective areas.

Another four precincts had voter turnouts of below 54 percent during Tuesday's election. Those four were (listed by descending percentages):

* Brazil 4 -- 48.85 percent (447 of 915),

* Brazil 1 -- 48.72 percent (630 of 1,293),

* Brazil 3 -- 44.95 percent (516 of 1,148) and

* Brazil 6 -- 38.14 percent (259 of 679).

Those four precincts also had the four lowest turnouts in the May 6 Primary Election in which the Brazil 6 precinct had the lowest percentage voter turnout as well.

Of the 11,660 ballots cast in the election, 2,683 (23 percent) came by way of absentee balloting, more than tripling the 837 cast during this year's primary, which had previously been the highest number of absentee ballots ever.

In the Brazil 5 precinct, 65.63 percent (445 of 678) of registered voters cast a ballot, 37.08 percent (165) of which were absentee, the highest percentage of absentee voters of all 23 precincts.

On the other side of the spectrum, Cass precinct, which is the smallest precinct with 228 registered voters, had the smallest percentage of absentee ballots among votes cast with 8.11 percent (12 of 148).

In total, nine precincts had more than 25 percent of their ballots cast through absentee voting while four others had less than 12.5 percent from absentee ballots.

Also, a total of 2,617 ballots (22.44 percent) were cast on straight party tickets. Of those 1,359 were for the Democratic Party, 1,256 were for the Republican Party and another two were for the Libertarian Party.

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Every registered voter should have made it a responsibility to vote on election day ~ I haven't missed an opportunity since I was 18 ~ I'd be interested to know why so many register & don't vote ~

-- Posted by karebabe on Fri, Nov 7, 2008, at 1:51 PM

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