Officials Unhappy With Voter Turnout

By: Marcus Washington
By: Marcus Washington

November 9, 2005

Officials aren't too happy with voter the less than 50 percent voter turnout.

"I'm going to be honest with you--I was very disappointed in the turnout," said Sheri Iachetta, city General Registrar. "We had a lot of interest, and we had a hotly contested referendum on the city ballad so we were expecting at least 50 percent or higher."

City electoral board members are certifying votes from all city voting precincts. This is a procedure that takes place the first Wednesday after an election.

Although voter turnout was higher than the previous gubernatorial elections, hitting the 50 percentile of voting wasn't met. The city only brought out 44.7 percent of its voters, which is lower than what state polls were predicting.

The final voting results will be sent to the state electoral board later Wednesday.

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