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July 16, 2014
Secretary of State Bennett Says Turnout Higher than Predicted

MONTGOMERY, Ala.--Secretary of State Jim Bennett said voter turnout was slightly higher than expected for the July 15th runoff election. Around 8 percent of Alabama's 2.9 million voters showed up to the polls to decide on races like Secretary of State and a place on the Public Service Commission.

Voters turned out in higher numbers in areas like the 6th Congressional District and Alabama Senate District 30.

"While we would have preferred turnout to be higher, it was about as predicted. We look forward to a higher voter turnout in November," Bennett said.

There were no issues reported with photo voter ID for this election. Bennett said there were a few issues at the polls and those were handled by local officials and the office is addressing those complaints.

The general election will be held November 4th.


For more information, visit Secretary of State John H. Merrill’s Web Site: