Voter turnout lower than projected in Houston County

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DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — Early in the morning, voters were out casting their ballots for the Super Tuesday primaries.

But despite Houston County officials’ expectations about voter turnout, numbers weren’t as high as hoped.

Voter turnout was just over 31 percent in Houston County where, during the 2016 presidential election, there was a 39 percent voter turnout. Following these results, Probate Judge Patrick Davenport said they will be preparing to get voters to show up for March 31’s runoff election.

“We’ll begin the process of preparing for that (run-off election),” Davenport said. “Likewise, I will do all I can to communicate to the public the importance of participating in the election that we have an opportunity to be in so I’m hopeful that on march 31st many many voters in Houston County will come out and be a part of the process.”

He said if you aren’t registered to vote, you have time before the runoffs to get registered.

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