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Voter turnout predictably low for primary runoff

ATLANTA (AP) - Turnout was expected to be low, but no problems were reported in Georgia's primary runoff election.

By mid-afternoon Tuesday, turnout was relatively low around the state. Election officials in several counties guessed turnout wouldn't crack 10%.

Charlotte Sosebee, interim director of elections in Hall County, home to Republican gubernatorial candidate Nathan Deal, said turnout was comparable to that in the July primary, about 14% by 3 p.m.

Matt Carrothers with the secretary of state's office, which oversees elections, said turnout in primary runoffs is typically low, not topping 7% in the last four primary runoffs.

Republican voters are choosing candidates for governor and attorney general, while the only statewide race on the Democratic ballot was secretary of state.

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