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Low voter turnout recorded in Sharp County

Thursday, May 31, 2012

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Alisa Black with Sharp County Clerk Tommy Estes' office tabulates votes after the May 22 Primary election at the Sharp County Courthouse. Photo / Tammy Curtis [Order this photo]
Despite only 15 percent voter turnout in the Sharp County Primary Election, Coroner Doug Wortham was re-elected, and the Williford Volunteer Fire Department's initiative to include fire dues included in residents' personal property taxes was approved.

1671 votes were cast in the May 22 election on the ballot for Democratic and Republican candidates

Candidates for the District One U.S. Congressional seat were also on the ballot.

Sharp County voters also decided on candidates for the State Supreme Court Associate Justice, Position 4, Court of Appeals Associate Judge for District 2 Position 2.

The following are the unofficial results.

Sharp County Coroner

Doug Wortham 632 - 62.02%

Alan Price 387 - 37.98%

Williford Fire Department Dues Iniative

For 48 - 84.21%

Against 9 - 15.79%

Presidential Nomination: (Democratic)

John Wolfe 546 - 57.59%

Barack Obama 402 - 42.41%

U.S. Congress, District 1

Scott Ellington 477 - 51.85%

Clark M. Hall 320 - 34.78%

Gary Latanich 123 - 13.37%

Presidential Nomination: (Republican)

Mitt Romeney 375 - 62.50%

Ron Paul 97 - 16.17%

Rick Santorum 95 - 15.83%

Newt Gingrich 33 - 5.50%

State Elections:

State Supreme Associate Justice Position 4

Jo Hart 1107 - 71.74%

Raymond Abramson 436 - 28.26%

Court of Appeals Judge District 2, Position 2

Rhonda Wood 1051 - 67.94%

Mitch Cash 496 - 32.06%

1,039 Democratic ballots were cast in the Primary, 607 Republican and 25 Non-Partisan.



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