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Where have all the voters gone? Local officials are puzzled
Hall County turnout has lagged in sales tax votes in recent years
Voter turnout was light Tuesday for the Hall County SPLOST vote. Only 6.5 percent of registered voters cast ballots, a low level of participation even for a sales tax vote.
Voter turnout seems to have bottomed out in Hall County. Last week, just 6.5 percent of registered voters decided the fate of a 1 percent sales tax to fund countywide infrastructure projects. In starker terms, only about 5,400 of 83,000 registered voters in a county of 187,745 cast ballots in the SPLOST VII referendum.