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Runoff election turnout higher than predicted

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MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) -

Alabama Secretary of State Jim Bennett said the voter turnout for the runoff election on Tuesday was higher than expected. 

The predication was that around 5 percent of the state's 2.9 million voters would go to the polls, but when the day was over, approximately 8 percent turned out to make their decisions on races like Secretary of State and a place on the Public Service Commission.

Areas like the 6th Congressional District and Alabama Senate District 30 had the most voter turnout.

"While we would have preferred turnout to be higher, it was about as predicted," Bennett said. "We look forward to a higher voter turnout in November."

No issues were reported with voter ID photos for this election, and the few issues at the polls were handled by local officials and the office is addressing those complaints.

The general election will be held November 4th.

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