Roanoke election sees low voter turnout - WSLS 10 NBC in Roanoke/Lynchburg Va

Roanoke election sees low voter turnout

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ROANOKE - UPDATE 8:50 p.m.

With 32 of 33 precincts reporting, Bill Bestpitch (13.03%), Ray Ferris (14.46%) and David Trinkle (18.58%) lead all candidates.

We will continue to keep you updated with the results, and will announce official winners when all precincts are accounted for.


Voter turnout for three Roanoke City Council seats were low, said city officials. As of 3 p.m. on Election Day, nearly 8% of eligible residents voted.

The May election includes 10 candidates, three incumbents and 7 challengers.

During the race, incumbents Bill Bestpitch, Ray Ferris and David Trinkle touted their ability to work together to make positive changes in Roanoke.

However, several challengers argued that changes in leadership are needed to help the city grow in the future.

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