The bad news is that a primary election that attracts today’s predicted 25 to 35 percent of registered voters is considered “high turnout.” Sigh.
The good news is, because of that low turnout, you and your friends’ votes count for more. In short, you have the capacity to swing a close election to your way of thinking.
That’s particularly important in today’s sheriff’s race in Richmond County, where voters are replacing the retiring Sheriff Ronnie Strength.
It’s so important that great numbers of Republicans are choosing to cast Democratic ballots in order to vote for Democratic sheriff’s candidate Capt. Scott Peebles, far and away the best man in the race. If more voters, particularly on-the-fence voters, did that today, Peebles could make a go at winning the race without a runoff. It would take a huge surge today by civic-minded voters, since the field is so crowded.
But with the turnout so low, just a few thousand votes could do it.