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Our Views: Off-year votes count

If residents don’t turn out for municipal elections, we get the leaders we deserve

POSTED: November 3, 2013 12:30 a.m.

A year ago, the nation was focused on a bitterly contested presidential campaign between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. Closer to home, voters in Northeast Georgia filled a new U.S. House seat while voting for state legislators, county commissioners and various other offices. With interest high, 70 percent of registered voters turned out in Hall County to cast ballots.

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