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Poll workers experience low turnout in Hamilton County

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HAMILTON COUNTY, TN (WRCB) -

Voter turnout has been relatively light this primary election in Hamilton County. 

Election officials at four Hamilton County precincts tell Channel 3 they believe turnout has been low this election because it is a primary and only includes local races. 

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One precinct in Red Bank saw about 20 people in the first hour and a half of voting. Poll workers tell Channel 3 they had about seven times that number during the last election in May. 

But those that did cast their ballots Thursday morning said it was important to have their voices heard, especially one man who's voted in every election for the last 50 years. 

"Younger people don't understand why it's so important. They  need to get out and vote but some don't know how to vote or what to vote for and some don't know anything about history," Roy L. McBryar said. 

Poll workers expect to have a bigger turnout during November's election, which will include the race for the White House. 

Polls close Thursday night at 8 in Hamilton County. 

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