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