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Officials: Lack of interest keeps East Texas voter turnout low

Officials: Lack of interest keeps East Texas voter turnout low
Michael Cavazos
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Tuesday, October 22, 2013 - 8:31am

Less than 1 percent of Gregg County’s 65,728 registered voters took the polls Monday on the first day of early voting for the Nov. 5 election.

Sixty-seven people cast ballots Monday, including mail-in ballots, Elections Administrator Kathryn Nealy said.

“We knew it was going to be low,” she said, citing reports that statewide only 2 percent of registered voters were expected to vote in this election.

Monday’s turnout represented about .1 percent of Gregg County’s registered voters. 

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