Statewide voter turnout higher on average, lower in N. AL - WAFF-TV: News, Weather and Sports for Huntsville, AL

Statewide voter turnout higher on average, lower in N. AL

4.8% of registered voters went to Madison County polls. (Source: WAFF) 4.8% of registered voters went to Madison County polls. (Source: WAFF)
MADISON COUNTY, AL (WAFF) -

The numbers are in - and voter turnout ended up better than state officials expected for Tuesday's runoff election.

The Secretary of State's Office said about 8 percent of registered voters went to the polls. They believe a Congressional race in Central Alabama drove most of that turnout.

In North Alabama, however, turnout was much lower. Madison County officials said they counted 11,052 votes. That equates to just 4.8 percent of registered voters.

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