After the final tally of election results flashed on the projector screen Tuesday in the Douglas County Courthouse, excitement soon died down when candidates and election watchers saw an ugly number.
Voter turnout: 13.9 percent.
“It is across the board with precincts,” Douglas County Clerk Jamie Shew said.
Most precincts had turnouts that ranged in the teens or 20s, but Kansas University students didn’t participate.
“For the student population, there’s just not a big push to get them out to vote,” Shew said.
Shew’s office had been pessimistic about turnout as advance voting started slowly.
Election Day 2009
- Amyx, Cromwell and Johnson pick up seats on Lawrence City Commission
- Bradford, Sanburn, Byers walk away with seats on Lawrence School Board
- A roundup of area results
- KU polling location gets 0.2 percent turnout
- Eudora poll workers work in darkness after crash
- Election results unofficial until Friday
- Young sidekick accompanies candidate until victory
- Langston Hughes precinct reports 22 percent turnout
- Lawrence City Commission election results
- Lawrence School Board election results
- Additional election results from around the area