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Very low turnout predicted for Tuesday's runoff

Secretary of State Beth Chapman says Tuesday's turnout is expected to be light. Secretary of State Beth Chapman says Tuesday's turnout is expected to be light.

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MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Alabama Secretary of State Beth Chapman is predicting a low voter turnout for Tuesday's primary runoff. She's only expecting 18 to 22 percent of registered voters to show up at the polls, though she admits she hopes she's wrong.

"We hope tomorrow everyone will turn out to vote," Chapman said. "Polls are open from 7-7. Every location is equipped for people with disabilities. We are hearing there is a chance for rain, but we hope people will continue to turn out to vote."

Chapman says in spite of low expected turnout her office will test some new election software in the state's four largest counties. The software is said to be able to provide real time results. 

CLICK HERE to see sample ballots for Tuesday's runoff.

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