Voter Turnout Low, Still Time to Head to the Polls!
Voter turnout was low throughout the region Tuesday, and election clerks said it's especially important for Brookliners to hit the polls.
Voter turnout has been low throughout the region this primary Election Day, but there's still an hour left to head to the polls!
Election clerks at St. Pius Church in Brookline said it's especially important for voters in the 22nd House District to come out—and vote twice.
"In our 22nd district it's essential," said election clerk Paula Schultz. "There's got to be someone to replace (former state representative) Chelsa Wagner now, and of course we'll have to vote again in November."
Wagner resigned her House seat earlier this year, so voters will vote twice—once in a special election to fill the remainder of her term, and again to place a nominee for the seat on the ballot for the November general election.
Early this afternoon, only 52 people had voted at St. Pius, and the election clerks there were hoping for a greater evening turnout. Voter turnout also was low Tuesday morning at Dormont polls.
Polls close at 8 p.m. Check Dormont-Brookline Patch throughout the evening for live updates of elections around the region, and look for full stories tomorrow!