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Paltry election turnout in Bloomington primary at midday

Tue, 26 Feb 2013 12:12:45 CST
By: Charlie Schlenker

Voter turnout in Bloomington on this primary election day is puny. About 700 people had gone to the polling places as of 11:30 this morning. That amounts to about 1.5% of the close to 47,000 registered voters in the city. At stake are Republican and Democratic party slots for City of Bloomington Township Supervisor and a GOP race for Township Assessor. Bloomington Election Commission reports indicate that only four of the 21 polling places had more than 50 votes cast before midday. And another five polling places had fewer than 20 ballots cast. The winners of today's elections decided by so few, will face off in the April municipal contests.

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