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Voter turnout historically low

Tuesday, April 7, 2009 | 9:50 p.m. CDT; updated 9:06 a.m. CDT, Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Only 10,503 Boone County voters, or 10.1 percent of those registered, cast ballots in Tuesday's municipal election. Boone County has 104,140 registered voters. It was an extraordinarily low turnout, even by April election standards. Here's a look at municipal election turnout in the previous five years.

2009   10,503   10.1 percent

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2008   25,107   28 percent

2007    21,737   24 percent

2006   18,619   23 percent

2005   10,005   11.5 percent

2004   16,900   17 percent

Source: Boone County Clerk's Office


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