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Turnout light for Alabama's $437 M referendum

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MONTGOMERY, AL (AP) -

Election officials say the turnout for Alabama's single-issue election is light.

Voters are deciding Tuesday whether to take $437 million out of a state trust fund to help balance the state General Fund budget for the next three years.

A Morgan County election official said it's an unusual election because there are no signs outside the polling places urging people to vote yes or vote no. A Russell County election worker also noted the lack of signs and said anyone driving by a polling place would have a hard time telling that it's election day. An election official in Mobile County said the turnout started out slow but picked up a little when the rain stopped.

The polls are open until 7 p.m. Tuesday.

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