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Voter turnout

Posted on Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at 10:12 am

Voter turnout

Grundy County had a very good turnout of Voters for the May 6th Republican and Democrat Primary Election, stated Donna Basham, Election Administrator. “Actually, we had more voters than Franklin and Marion Counties. A total of 3,850 Grundy County Voters exercised their right to go to the polls and vote for the candidate(s) of their choice to represent them the next four years. This number put us at a 48% turnout.”

What seemed to be an exceptionally large voter turnout was actually less voters than the same election four years ago. In May 2010, we had 3,896 voters.

The winners from each primary (Republican and Democrat) will advance to the general election ballot on August 7th and face off against each other and any independent candidate that may have qualified for the office in February. The Election Commission will certify the vote returns on Thursday, May 15th at 5:00 P.M. in the Election Office. All meetings are open to the public.