“Extraordinarily High” Voter Turnout Across Alabama

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Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill said voter turnout in the state looks “extraordinarily high,” pointing to a projected turnout as high as 60 to 70 percent in one county.

Merrill said there were a few minor hiccups around the state as polls opened Tuesday morning, but nothing that directly affected voting or voter participation.

Baldwin County Probate Judge Tim Russell said his county is slightly unusual, as it is home to a large retiree population which doesn’t have to worry about leaving work to get to the polls, but he projects turnout well above 50 percent in several precincts and one as high as 74 percent.

Russell said the majority of Baldwin County voters are showing up for the presidential primary, as there are few local races on the ballot.

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