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Low Voter Turnout in Beaufort Co. For Primary

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BEAUFORT COUNTY, S.C. - Beaufort County election officials tell NEWS 3 that voter turnout was low across all precincts.
Only about 12.4% came out to cast their ballots, and despite that, we're told that isn't unusual for a primary election, especially when few races were contended.

As the votes came in, few problems were reported. More than a dozen technicians were on-call around the county to handle any potential problems with the electronic voting machines.

One of the things that worked well, was the electronic transmission of votes to the election headquarters, officials say.

"We are the only county in the state to modem their results in .Everyone else has to drive their results back to election central .Beaufort County as wide-spread as it is, land mass wise, it probably saves us about 2-3 hours," said Elections Director, Marie Smalls.

Smalls says her people will be working over the next several days to officially tabulate the votes.


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