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Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Lehigh Valley Elections: Absentee Ballots Unusually Low

I do not have exact figures, but have been told that the number of absentee ballots received in Northampton and Lehigh County for today's election is unusually low. In Lehigh County, it might be the lowest level in 20 years.

The number of absentee ballots received in a primary election is usually lower than the general. But given the number of candidates seeking a seat in Congress (six Democrats, two Republicans), I thought there would be more.

Does a drop in absentee ballots indicate turnout will below?  It may mean nothing at all. It may mean people are disgusted by government and have tuned out. It may mean they are just disgusted with LV candidates.

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