Voter turnout in Dallas County is strong

Published 2:11 pm Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Midday voter turnout in Dallas County for Tuesday’s General Election is strong, according to several poll workers.

Malika Sanders-Fortier,D and Mark Story,I are running for the vacant Alabama Senate District 23 seat in the only local race. The statewide race is highlighted by the Governor’s race between Incumbent Gov. Kay Ivey, R and Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox, D.

Dusty Brown, Inspector for the Memorial Stadium precinct, said they’ve received over 600 voters as of noon and expects the number to increase. Brown said over 700 voted for the 2016 Presidential Election.

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“We’re real pleased,” Brown said. “The turnout has been really good. Mid-term elections usually have high numbers.”

Bill Neighbors, Inspector at the Selma Mall precinct, said they’ve had over 200 people come in to vote.

“Our turnout has been above average,” Neighbors said. “We had as many turnout toward the end of the last election.”

Suzanne Friday, Voting Inspector at the Dallas County Courthouse, said 128 registered voters voted by noon.

“We’re a little ahead than where we usually are at this point,” Friday said.

Polls close at 7 p.m.