Light turnout reported in county’s District 2|[11/8/05]

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, November 8, 2005

Turnout was reported light this morning as Warren County District 2 voters were offered the opportunity to cast ballots in a special election to determine who will fill the board of supervisors seat formerly held by Michael Mayfield.

At St. Aloysius High School, only 11 ballots had been cast in the first 50 minutes of voting. But poll manager Sophie Smith said she expected more voters this afternoon.

&#8220It’s very slow right now, but as people get off work they’ll be coming in to vote,” she said. &#8220Our biggest turnout is in the evening.”

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Polling places are open until 7 tonight at Cedar Grove, 131 Elizabeth Circle; Kings Center, 224 R.L. Chase Circle; St. Aloysius, 1900 Grove St.; City Auditorium, 901 Monroe St.; International Paper Company, Mississippi 3; and Eagle Lake Volunteer Fire Department, 15115 Highway 465.

At City Auditorium, poll manager Carla Jones also reported 27 ballots had been cast in the hour since polls opened at 7.

But &#8220during lunch and in the afternoon, it will be more busy,” Jones said.

Five people qualified to seek the office, none of whom have held public office previously. There have been no specific issues and few forums, which has made the contest low-profile.

Listed on the ballots today are: