Low voter turn-out in Roanoke, Lynchburg for June Primary

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(WFXR) — Officials in the Lynchburg and Roanoke areas are reporting extremely low voter turnout for the June 8 Primary Election — this compared to the 2020 presidential election numbers.

In Roanoke County, as of 4 p.m. on Tuesday, June 8, turnout was about 2-percent for in-person voting.

On the other hand, Roanoke City reported having unusually high no-excuse ballots during early voting.

Pamela Gibson says she was making it a point to be one of those voters heading to the polls to have her voice be heard in Roanoke City.

“For a very long time, I didn’t think voting mattered, that all changed back in 2016, and I realized voting is very important. And now, every chance I get, I go out and vote,” said Gibson.

Meanwhile, in Lynchburg, a total of 5.12 percent of registered voters turned out around 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, totaling 2,864. However, during the 2020 General Election, more than 17,000 voters turned out in-person.

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