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Voter turn out across KOTA Territory disappointing

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County clerks say yesterday's voter turnout was rather disappointing but they have higher hopes for the general election.

County clerks say lack of races was likely the biggest factor leading to low voter turnout.

Scottsbluff County Clerk, Vera Dulaney says the county had only an 18% voter turnout, which is lower than the state average at 25%.

Dulaney says more people always come out to vote when there are local races of interest on the ballot.

"I think they will be, it's more interest in the general election at any time because that's when more of the races appear on the ballot and we will have a lot of races on the ballot this fall."

Other counties in Panhandle had mixed participation.

Box Butte County was under the state average at 24%, while Kimball had a 29% participation.

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