Montgomery County disappointed with voter turnout

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CHRISTIANSBURG (WSLS 10) - Montgomery County saw the highest voter turnout for a local election in more than a decade, but leaders say it is not enough.

Tuesday, more than 33 percent of registered voters cast their ballots. That number has grown every four years since the 2003 elections.

However, this is well below what election leaders were expecting.

The Montgomery County registrar's office was preparing for a 55 percent turnout because of all the contested elections. Voting leaders said they were disappointed with what they called a lack of interest.

Registrar Randall Wertz said this is the first time since he became registrar in 2004 that every school board race was contested.