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Low turnout expected for primary election Tuesday

(Source: MGN Online) (Source: MGN Online)
MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) -

A dismal turnout is expected in Alabama's 2014 primary election Tuesday.

The Secretary of State's office is predicting between 25 to 27 percent of Alabama voters will cast a ballot Tuesday.

This is in line with the most recent, non-presidential election in 2010, which had a voter turnout of 32 percent. Despite the woeful numbers, county probate offices are charged with preparing for a full-fledged turnout, absorbing the costs of printing ballots and staffing voter precincts.

There are a little more than 200,000 registered voters in the tri-county area. Specifically, Montgomery County boasts 140,222, Elmore County shows 47,942 and Autauga County rounds out at 30,000 registered voters. Among the three counties, 93 voting precincts will be open and staffed with trained and paid workers, despite the predicted woeful turnout.

WSFA 12 News attempted to contact each probate office for the exact cost of Tuesday's election, however our calls were not returned. Many state and county offices were closed in observance of Jefferson Davis' birthday.

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