Turnout Light For Alabama's $437 M Referendum

Sep 18, 2012

Election officials say the turnout for Alabama's single-issue election is light. Voters are deciding Tuesday whether to take $437 million out of a state trust fund to help balance the state General Fund budget for the next three years. Pike County Probate Judge Wes Allen says the turnout in his south Alabama county could end up between 10 and 13 percent. Election officials in other counties say turnout picked up when the rain stopped, but it's still going to be small. Montgomery County is an exception. Elections Director Justin Aday said turnout could end up being 25 to 30 percent. He says it's probably the result of Montgomery being the capital and people being concerned about cuts to state jobs and services. The polls close at 7 p.m. Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.