Low turnout not a surprise to veteran poll worker

Story posted November 5, 2013 in News by Yashira Diaz

Today is election day and State College is preparing to elect a new mayor as well as other local officials. The biggest issue with local elections: voter turnout. Judge of Elections Bob Barry says that voter turnout is just as he expected.

"There's really nothing controversial or major races going on, so I'm thinking there's going to be a low turnout," Barry said.

Even so, the positions being filled still have an impact on the community. Barry says that it is important to vote in every election because it is the only way in which the local residents can get their voices heard and have an input.

"I think it's important to vote for every election. This is the only way you really have a say in government and how things are run," he said.

In this election, state college will be voting for a new mayor, school board, borough council, and district justices. Barry says that he expects turnout to be much higher during the next presidential elections.

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