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Voter turnout light in Baldwin County

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Voter turnout for the US Senate seat in Baldwin County wasn’t great Tuesday, August 15, 2017, estimated at only about 20 percent.  Baldwin County Probate Judge, Tim Russell said it was disappointing, but not surprising for a special election.

With a seat on the US senate up for grabs, Baldwin County voters took to the polls to have their voices heard.  Republican candidate from Baldwin County, Trip Pittman was one of the twenty or so early voters at the Daphne Civic Center.  Another was Randy Seale who said he hasn’t missed a chance to vote since he turned 18.

“It is a special election because we didn’t get to pick this senator,” Seale said.  “This senator was appointed by a former governor who was removed from office…who left office and I think that it’s important that the people of Alabama get to vote and decide who is our senator.”

In Spanish Fort, voter turnout was also slow with voters just trickling in.  One of them was Kouri Allan.  As a teacher, he said he felt an obligation to not just his country, but also his students.

“I believe voting is a fundamental right as an American citizen and I feel like we all should exercise it.  I’m in education and I talk to my students all the time about the importance of voting and understanding local and state politics and since this one has very, very big federal implications, I figured I’d come out early this morning and get started,” Allan explained.

A mid-day thunderstorm seemed to put a damper on lunch hour turnout at the Foley Civic Center as well.  Those who did show said the issues were too important to let some rain stop them.

“I think that voting today is not only voting for somebody that’s going to represent the state of Alabama, but somebody that’s representing me, representing my family, representing what I stand for,” said Ashley Calcageni.  “I definitely think it’s important for young voters, especially to get out because if you’re not out voting, how can you say what you want?”

Polls in Baldwin County are open until 7:00 p.m.
 

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