YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – Voter turnout in Tuesday’s primary election was extremely low.
In Mahoning County, 10.67 percent of registered voters cast ballots. In Trumbull County, 14.58 percent voted. Exact numbers for Columbiana County are not available yet, but there were 22,438 votes cast in the county.
Secretary of State Frank Larose said that when fewer people vote, the impact of one person’s vote can be even larger, making primary elections just as important as general elections. For instance, McDonald schools 4.3 million renewal passed but by only one vote. This means it will go to an automatic recount.
There were no statewide issues this election, but several Valley communities were decided local races, school levies and some judgeships.