However, that didn't equate to a large turnout. A total 3,135 of the county's 9,137 registered voters -- or just over 34 percent -- went to the polls on Tuesday to cast their votes.
"That's low, particularly for the number of contested races we had," said County Clerk Junior DeLay. He said that he had forecast 50 percent turnout, but attributed the "hot, brutal" weather for keeping voters away from the polls.
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