Election day did not spark the imagination of many voters in Greene County Tuesday. Voters were asked to decide issues from city council races to bond initiatives.
But voting remained light, with only 10 to 15% of registered voters projected to have cast a ballot.
The precinct at the Greene County courthouse, for instance, did not see much foot traffic. However, in communities like Fair Grove and Republic, hotter issues prompted a higher turnout, said Richard Struckhoff, Greene County clerk.
Struckhoff said its always surprising to see low numbers for local elections which effect us directly and then a large turnout for federal elections.
Even so, its that kind of vote his office is practicing for making sure voting technology like optical scan and touch screen is up to standards. "We've gone through one major election in November of 2006, but we won't feel really comfortable with this technology until the Presidential election because that's the largest turnout that we get."
The polls closed at 7:00 pm Tuesday.
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