Voter turnout low for Lowndes Co. special election – WALB.com, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

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Voter turnout low for Lowndes Co. special election – WALB.com, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) – The voters were few and far between at the gymnasium at Northside Baptist Church and many other precincts in Valdosta Tuesday.

Dennis Marks is a member of the Lowndes County Democratic Party and was offering free rides to the polls, as he does for every election. But Tuesday, no one was calling for a ride. “Presidential elections, we get hundreds of riders. Gubernatorial elections, dozens. For this special election, we haven’t had much call at all,” Marks explained.

The Lowndes County Republican Party said they hadn’t had any calls Tuesday either.

“This is a really important election ’cause this will determine whether we continue to get the funding to build a high school for the city, make improvements for the county,” said Marks.

James Wheeler agreed. He said even though E-SPLOST had passed every time before, it shouldn’t be taken for granted. He said in a recent election, some people told him that they weren’t going to vote because they felt that there candidate was going to win and there was no need to vote…but that candidate ended up loosing.

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