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Low Voter Turnout Expected in Pasco

Officials are urging registered Republicans to get out and cast their ballots.

As the clock ticks down toward the Presidential Preference Primary in Florida, Pasco County’s supervisor of elections isn’t expecting throngs of people at the polls.

“I’m predicting a 25 percent turnout for the Presidential Preference Primary, which sadly is lower than I as the Supervisor of Elections for Pasco County would like to see,” said elections supervisor Brian Corley.

The low turnout prediction, however, could be good news for voters that do turn out to the polls.

“Since we have seen an increase in early voting participation, and vote by mail, election day voting should be very smooth and seamless for the voters,” Corley said.

Even so, Corley is disappointed by what he anticipates seeing in regard to polling numbers.

“It’s been said that we have had men and women cross oceans to fight for our freedoms while others won’t cross the street to vote," Corley said. "And with that I would encourage every eligible voter to have their voice heard at the ballot box on Jan. 31."

The polls open in Pasco County at 7 a.m. tomorrow, Jan. 31, and close at 7 p.m. Florida is a closed primary state, which means only Republican can vote in tomorrow’s election.

For more information on voting in Pasco, visit the supervisor of election’s office online.

Helen January 30, 2012 at 09:53 PM
vote newt. romney is the machine.
Brian Corley January 30, 2012 at 10:51 PM
As I stated in the article-I hope my prediction is way off and we have lines of voters wanting to have their voices heard at the ballot box-same for Primary in August and General in November! Brian Corley
phyllis January 31, 2012 at 01:26 PM
turnout will be low because real people don't see much worth voting for --all the negative backbiting and candidate baggage is just too much

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