Slow polling

Early voting and curbside voting in the primary run-off concludes at 1 p.m. Saturday and so far turnout has been ... slow.

Catawba County Board of Elections Director Larry Brewer said that as of 4 p.m. Friday about 287 people had visited the early voting site at the Newton branch of the Catawba County Library. About 69,200 people are eligible to vote in the primary run-off.

 "It is less than what it normally is," he said. "I would think that is because it is all state races — nothing local, but that is just guessing."

To read more of this story, pick up the weekend print edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.

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