Less than one-third of county voters turn out Tuesday

Published 10:54 pm Tuesday, August 6, 2019

According to unofficial returns, Warren County voters did a better job going to the polls for Tuesday’s party primary election than they did four years ago.

County numbers show 8,359 of the county’s 25,861 registered voters, or 32.32 percent voted in the primaries as opposed to 2015, when 7,355, or 27 percent of the county’s then-27,123 voters.

The Tuesday night totals do not include the 542 absentee ballots cast in the election.

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Election officials began counting absentee ballots about 10 p.m. Tuesday. They are expected to count the contested and affidavit ballots Wednesday.

Warren County Circuit Clerk Jan Daigre said there were no unusual problems during the election, but “the precincts to me seemed slower coming in, but it was a huge ballot; there were so many things.”

The general election will be Nov. 5, with the final day to register being Saturday, Oct. 5.

About John Surratt

John Surratt is a graduate of Louisiana State University with a degree in general studies. He has worked as an editor, reporter and photographer for newspapers in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. He has been a member of The Vicksburg Post staff since 2011 and covers city government. He and his wife attend St. Paul Catholic Church and he is a member of the Port City Kiwanis Club.

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