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State Election Officials Predicting Low Voter Turnout

State election officials were predicting a 43 percent turn out Tuesday, a number they say is below average for our Midterm Elections.

Here in Eastern Kentucky, election officials say counties dominated by a single party, make local voter turnouts hard to judge. Some county officials say hot local races, statewide issues with the governor, and national issues with war in Iraq are pushing voters to the polls.

"The rain this morning didn't affect us this much. I've been checking in on some of the precincts, looks like we're gonna have a good turnout," said Perry County Clerk Haven King.

"Especially at this time we're going through the world right now, you need to vote, vote with your feelings," said voter Tommy Glen.

State election officials say this is the longest ballot in Kentucky's history.


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