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Low Participation In Voting

Not many residents are making the trip to vote.

The first two days of early voting for the November 18 election shows numbers remain dismal with just under 26-thousand voters participating.  Secretary of State Tom Schedler says even though they are getting the word out to encourage voters, not many took the advice.


Schedler blames the turbulence in Washington D.C. as the main driving force behind voter apathy.  He says voters are just sick and tired of a system that seems dysfunctional.


Schedler says they have tried different programs to spur excitement to draw voters to the polls to make their opinion known.  Some are flat out refusing to go to the polls.  Schedler says in talking to some, they feel their ballot won’t make a difference.


Early voting remains open until Saturday with the exception of Friday for the observance of Veteran’s Day.