Alabama Voting Slightly off 2008 Pace


By Molly Grady

Alabama's voter turnout for Tuesday's election was slightly less than the unusually high performance four years ago.


Secretary of State Beth Chapman said Wednesday the turnout for the general election was 72.4 percent. More than 73 percent of Alabama's voters participated in 2008. Chapman had forecast the turnout would fall between 72 percent and 74 percent.


The 2008 figure remains the highest since Alabama recorded a 76 percent turnout in the 1992 presidential race, according to figures compiled by the secretary of state's office.


The state's chief election official said there were few reported problems with the election, and she labeled it "all in all a good night for the state of Alabama."

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