Voter Turnout For Tuesday's Primary--Better Than 2006 Numbers

If you cast your vote on Tuesday for the primaries you were one of the 877,400 voters, statewide, who fulfilled their civic duty, which is a slight improvement from year's past.

According to the State Board of Elections, statewide, 14 percent of voters came out for the non-presidential primary.

In 2006, it was 12 percent statewide. In the east, you can see Beaufort county had 20% voter participation on Tuesday, Craven county received 12%, Lenoir at 15 %, Pitt county saw 16%, followed by Onslow county with 14%.

The highest turnout in the east goes to Tyrrell county with 46%, and the lowest was Dare county with 3% participation.

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  • by Anonymous on May 6, 2010 at 01:13 PM
    Lets not mess things up now. Vote Republican in 2012
  • by Anonymous on May 6, 2010 at 01:10 PM
    Blake, dont forget these were just the primaries. A 2% increase is all the Republicans need to win in November.
  • by Blake Location: Goldsboro on May 6, 2010 at 12:13 PM
    Wow, it went up 2 whole percent! Talk about a huge movement. In all fairness though, the 'sleeping giant' was busy watching a Matlock marathon.
  • by Anonymous on May 6, 2010 at 11:40 AM
    Thats right. All three comments,I aggre with you.(Weee) the People will finally bring about change.Give the enemy an inch AND HE TAKES A MILE
  • by Anonymous on May 6, 2010 at 10:58 AM
    They awoken the sleeping giant. And come November and 2012 the sleeping giant will be the ones making the CHANGE we need to save this country.
  • by Anonymous Location: hamilton on May 6, 2010 at 07:03 AM
    everybody wanted to get rid of the democrooks thats why it was up
  • by CONCERNED Location: WILLIAMSTON on May 6, 2010 at 05:25 AM
    Thats because people are sick and tired of this present administration.They have been in power too long They are tearing Our country appart.Bush tried but always got voted down on everything that would help us.Now in 2012 we might get somewhere because more concervatives won in the house and judges and local gov.Thank God.

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