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Low voter turnout in primary

Voter turnout in Tuesday’s primary election was low countywide, but “good” in Brewton and the surrounding areas.

Probate Judge Robert Agerton said turnout was as he expected, and it was indicative of

Poll workers assist voters at Brewton City Hall Tuesday.

Poll workers assist voters at Brewton City Hall Tuesday.

turnout statewide.

Of Escambia County’s 21,000 registered voters, only 4,439 cast a ballot Tuesday. Of those, 2,330 were on the Democratic ballot, while 2,109 were for Republican candidates.

“In the areas of Brewton, East Brewton and Appleton, people came to vote for their candidate,” Agerton said. “Overall, countywide, people just didn’t show up to the polls, but we expected that.”

Big draws inside the municipal areas were the race for County Commissioner District 1 and Tax Assessor. Other draws to the polls were the races for County School Board District 1 and State Senate District No. 22.