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Low voter turnout expected today

Written by Ben Allen, General Assignment Reporter | Nov 5, 2013 1:40 PM
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(Undated) -- Today is election day and polls are open until 8:00 p.m. across the state.

From Mifflin County to Lancaster County, turnout is clocking in around 20 percent.

Bonnie Delancy, Director of Elections for Mifflin County, says she's used to seeing slow turnout in an off-year election.

But she adds things could pick up this evening, if only for a short while.

"In the municipal elections, we do not get the turnout as the presidential or gubernatorial election. But I feel they're important also. Everybody has the right to vote, and I think everybody should vote."

Randall Wenger, chief registrar in Lancaster County, says even a competitive mayoral race in the city of Lancaster hasn't drawn out more than usual.

"I don't have any first-hand knowledge of that. Turnout is steady to moderate across the county and in line with where our predictions were."

His office is projecting about 20 percent of registered voters will cast a ballot.

There's only one statewide race, to fill a vacancy on the state Superior Court, while Carlisle, Harrisburg and York also have mayoral races.

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