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State voter turnout low

U.S. House District 2 GOP – Runoff

417 of 418 precincts – 99 percent

x-Jay Love, GOP 25,124 – 53 percent

Harri Anne Smith, GOP 22,404 – 47 percent

U.S. House District 5 GOP – Runoff

303 of 312 precincts – 97 percent

x-Wayne Parker, GOP 16,028 – 79 percent

Cheryl Guthrie, GOP 4,330 – 21 percent

Public Service Comm President GOP – Runoff

2,604 of 2,665 precincts – 98 percent

x-Twinkle Cavanaugh, GOP 62,262 – 60 percent

Matt Chancey, GOP 41,490 – 40 percent

Criminal Appeals Place 1 GOP – Runoff

2,604 of 2,665 precincts – 98 percent

x-Beth Kellum, GOP 52,700 – 55 percent

Lucie McLemore, GOP 43,208 – 45 percent

MONTGOMERY – Alabama’s chief election official says preliminary numbers from the runoff election indicate turnout was lower than expected.

Secretary of State Beth Chapman said the turnout for Tuesday’s primary was between 4 percent and 5 percent. She had been hoping for as much as 9 percent. She called the turnout “very disappointing.”

Chapman said the low turnout was due in part to the Democratic Party not having any runoffs in statewide or congressional races. Also, she said voters seemed to lose interest after setting a record turnout for the presidential primary in February. But she is expecting a big turnout for the general election in November.