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Hernando turnout below expectations




Will Vragovic | Times

Aided by pollworker Thomas Florio, Terry Turcote of Spring Hill, casts her ballot at the Mariner United Methodist Church in Spring Hill Tuesday. Only 11 percent of registered voters had turned out in Hernando County as of 3:30pm

The sky is blue, the weather is hot but the voting is not. In Hernando, only 11 percent of registered voters cast ballots in today's primary as of 3:30 p.m., election officials said, far less than the 25 percent turnout expected.

A total of 6,841 voters went to precincts, 1,894 voted early and 4,608 (so far) mailed in absentee ballots. The number of registered voters is 120,179.

--John Frank and Barbara Behrendt, Times staff writers

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 11:34am]


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