Light Voter Turnout In Dallas City Elections

Lack of controversy blamed in some counties

By Annie Potasznik
|  Wednesday, May 11, 2011  |  Updated 3:00 PM CDT
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Light Voter Turnout In Dallas City Elections

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There was merely a trickle of early voters in Dallas.

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Early voting turnout wasn’t very good in Dallas.

The Dallas Morning News reported just over 26,000 of the city’s roughly 550,000 voters went to the polls.

According to the report, voting was heaviest in northern Dallas, with more than 16,000 people going to the polls. It was lighter in southern Dallas with about 10,000 voters counted just before polls closed Tuesday.

Election day for the mayoral races in Dallas and Fort Worth is this Saturday, May 14.

A lack of controversy is blamed for low voter turn out in Denton country.

Early voting wrapped up there after what country officials are calling “very low” attendance.

The Denton Record Chronicle reported only 860 voters cast early ballots hours before the polls closed.

That means only 1.6 percent of the more than 55,000 registered voters took advantage of the chance to vote before this weekend’s election.
 

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