Video: Lower Voter Turn Out Than Expected
CORINTH, Miss. (WCBI) — One Northeast Mississippi county had a lower than expected voter turnout, in spite of a rash of indictments of local officials.
In the past year, an Alcorn county supervisor, the purchasing clerk, two vendors and the sheriff, have been indicted on various charges.
Despite a lengthy list of candidates on the ballot, slightly more than 10,000 people voted, out of 48,000 registered voters in Alcorn County.
“That number is low for a countywide election. It’s probably several thousand lower than four years ago. Usually with as many candidates as we had, we were expecting at least close to 60 percent, so we were quite surprised at the lower count,” said Alcorn County Deputy Circut Clerk, Crystal Starling.
The Circuit Clerk’s office encourages all registered voters to exercise their constitutional right to cast ballots in the runoff election August 25th.