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April Election: We break down the results and look at the low turnout

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(WSIL) -- Did you vote on Tuesday? News 3 took a closer look at the numbers and it appears the answer for many people is NO, they didn't vote.

The consolidated election had many races, but in many counties very few of them were contested. According to many people who commented on our social media pages, some voters didn't have confidence in the election process, so they didn't turn out to vote.

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In Union County for example, only 800 voters cast ballots, which is around 6 percent of those registered. Across the entire county there were only three contested races.

Turnout was also low in Perry County, with less than 5 percent of registered voters casting ballots. According to unofficial numbers, that's the lowest in all of southern Illinois.

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While many counties saw low turnout, some local counties bucked the trend and had a nice showing of voters.

In Hamilton County, nearly 31 percent of registered voters cast ballots. That far exceeds other southern Illinois communities. More than half the ballots cast there were in Rosiclare, where there were contested races for mayor and city commissioner. Voters also voted to ban the sale of alcohol in the city.

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