Voter turnout lower than expected in some North Central Florida counties
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB) - Many North Central Florida supervisors of elections have expressed disappointment about the low voter turnout on election day.
In Alachua County, less than 30 percent of eligible voters cast a ballot in the Florida Primary Election on Tuesday. The county had far from a perfect election day with voters at multiple precincts waiting after 7 p.m. for more Republican ballots to be delivered.
Bradford County voter turnout was about one percent higher than Alachua County’s at 31 percent. Elections Office officials report 5,604 people cast a ballot in the election.
Columbia County reported a 23 percent voter turnout, the lowest in the region. Supervisor of Elections Tomi Brown says the fact it was a primary election may have impacted the turnout.
Dixie County reported a 31 percent turnout. Gilchrist County reported a more than 35 percent voter turnout, which is the highest in the region. Levy County had a nearly 32 percent voter turnout.
In Marion County, nearly 28 percent of eligible voters cast a ballot for a total of 74,070 ballots cast. Union County reported a 29 percent voter turnout.
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