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Low primary turnout embarrassing

Editor Don Whitten writes about the low turnout at last week’s primary election for city government, noting that it only took a 100 votes or so to re-elect two aldermen. It’s not about who wins, but rather the turnout in a community that steadily growing. (May 13, 2013, Page 4A)

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    Initiatives may attract more voters

    Lafayette County residents will cast their votes for local and state elections as well as three controversial constitutional amendments on the ballot Tuesday. (November 7, 2011, Page 1A)

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      Let’s break some voting records tomorrow

      Will the local voting turnout Tuesday be like it was four years ago in the General Election – a disappointing 41 percent? Or will it be more like eight years ago when some 60 percent of registered voters cast ballots? Editor Don Whitten urges everyone to do their part by voting tomorrow. (November 7, 2011, Page 4A)

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        Local voters turnout to show support

        While the wet weather was blamed for keeping voter turnout low in other part of Mississippi, area voters were determined to cast their votes despite the storms.

        More than 44 percent of registered voters participated in Tuesday’s mid-term election.

        “That’s pretty high for a midterm election,” said Circuit Court Clerk Mary Alice Busby after all the ballots were in last night.

        Election Commissioner Mary K. Hemphill said no major problems were reported at the precincts other than some long lines. (November 3, 2010, Page 12)

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