Voter Turnout Low in Tulsa's Municipal Election Today


Tuesday, September 8th 2009, 7:38 am
By: News On 6


NewsOn6.com

TULSA, OK -- Tuesday is Election Day in the city of Tulsa. 

Voters across the city will narrow down the choices for mayor and a number of Tulsa city council seats. 

As of noon, Tulsa County Election Board officials say turnout has been rather low, with only 15 percent of registered voters heading to polling places so far today.

The polls are open until 7 p.m.

Today's election will settle the council races in districts 2, 5 and 8. 

A candidate from each party, Republican and Democrat, will move forward from districts 4 and 6 to the general election in November. 

The incumbents in districts 1 and 7 were not challenged so they are automatically re-elected. 

The candidates for districts 3 and 9 will go straight to the general election.  

And the mayoral candidates will also be narrowed down after the primary election.

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9/4/2009: Meet The Candidates For Tulsa Mayor

The general election is November 10.