After the highest primary turnout in nearly a decade at 31 percent, run-off candidates are hoping for another high turnout for the Aug. 21 primary run-off.
However, many voters told Patch that it was specifically the transportation referendum, TSPLOST, that brought them to the polls. With TSPLOST off the table, and if this year follows the trend of recent run-offs, less than half of the primary voters will head to the polls again in two weeks.
According to Cobb Board of Elections Director Janine Eveler, turnout for Cobb run-offs in 2004 and 2010 were right around 15 percent. However, it has been as low as 2 percent in 2000.
Voters don’t have to wait until Aug. 21 to cast their votes and don’t have to have voted in the primary. They can vote in advance in person on Aug. 13-17 from 8 a.m.