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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 , but there's still an hour left to head to the polls!

Election clerks at 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."

earlier this year, so —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 .

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!

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Joseph April 24, 2012 at 11:06 PM
Just got back from the poll. To my surprise, I learned that all of Dormont will be in the 14th Congressional District in January, so if you were previously in the 18th be prepared to vote for candidates in the 14th.
Erin Faulk April 25, 2012 at 12:36 AM
There was a lot of confusion about that, thanks to all the re-draws of the district maps. Right now, part of Dormont still falls into the 18th district, but as of this election, all of Dormont will fall into the 14th district. We'll have live updates of all the races tonight: http://patch.com/A-sBq1

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