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Pinellas voting chief: Bad turnout, clean election



LARGO -- Turnout was 26.4 percent for today's elections in St. Petersburg, Largo and St. Pete Beach

In St. Petersburg, 41,050 46,360 of the 156,478 registered voters cast ballots. UPDATE: That's a 29.6 percent turnout. Low but comparable to recent history.

It didn't make for a great turnout, not that heavy lines were expected. The Sept. 1 primary only had 23 percent show up.

But Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections Deborah Clark says voting went off without a hitch.

"We had a great election," Clark said shortly after 8 p.m. as the canvassing board reviewed final returns. "I wish we had more voters, but administratively, we had a great election."

David DeCamp, Times staff writer

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 12:16pm]


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