Voter turnout low in county primary

Published 12:30 am Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Inclement weather and a three-day weekend may have been contributors to what was a lackluster voter turnout in Pike County in Tuesday’s primary.

“26 percent,” said Wes Allen as he wrapped up one of the most chaotic days he’s seen since taking the Probate Judge seat.

That was the figure for the just over 5100 ballots cast Tuesday compared to the approximately 19,000 registered voters in the county.

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“It was lower than I expected. I thought realistically there would be 35 percent with an open governors seat,” Allen said.

Despite the severe weather and prolonged power outages throughout the area, the final tally of Pike County votes were in at approximately 9 p.m. “I want to thank all my staff in the probate office and all the poll workers for a job well done,” Allen said.