Observations all along the line - Kimball & the Southern Panhandle First

Disappointing turnout statewide for Primary Election - Kimball County logged 33 percent

The 2018 Primary election results are in and Kimball County counted 921 votes of 2,773 registered voters, for a turnout of 33 percent.

According to the Secretary of State, John Gale’s, office, voter turnout statewide was less than hoped for despite outstanding turnout in several counties.

Statewide, preliminary turnout for this primary election was less than 25 percent prior to canvassing, but once all of ballots are counted, the total is likely to fall below the expected 28 percent.

In a recent press release Gale said, “Unfortunately, while counties like Blaine and Arthur experienced turnout...