The voter turnout at Tuesday’s general election was approximately 30 percent, according to unofficial results from the Fayette County Board of Elections.
Out of 16,414 registered voters in the county, there were 4,918 ballots casts – a 29.96 percentage. These totals do not include 59 provisional ballots and 19 outstanding absentee ballots that will be added in for the official total, according to the board of elections.
“We always wish there were more people who came out to vote, but it was a good day. Everything went pretty well on Election Day,” said Robin Beekman, the chairman of the Fayette County Board of Elections. “The people who came out and voted got to have their say.”
A special meeting of the Fayette County Board of Elections has been scheduled for Monday, Nov. 20 at 9 a.m. for the purpose of running the Nov. 7 general official election. A second special meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 21 at 3 p.m. for the purpose of certifying the Nov. 7 general election results.
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