egistrars reported light turnout for Tuesday’s Republican primary.
By 10 a.m. only 1.58 percent of Bedford County’s registered voters had turned out to cast ballots, according to Barbara Gunter, the county’s registrar. She said that Forest Elementary school had the largest voter turnout with 2.8 percent of that precinct’s voters turning out.
Gunter believes that rain in the morning discouraged many early voters. Furthermore, some county precincts historically don’t get a large early bird turnout.
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