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Voter Turnout Expected to be Lower in 2013

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Lynchburg, VA - Even though the race for Virginia's governor is being watched by the nation, voter turnout is expected to be lower than usual.

As of 12 p.m., only 18% of registered voters had cast their ballots in Lynchburg.

The Chairman of Lynchburg's Electoral Board says by the end of the day they're expecting that number to be around 35%, however.

In 2009, the race for governor pulled out 40.4% of registered voters statewide.

A lack of voter enthusiasm may be to blame for a drop in numbers this year.

"There are a lot of voters that weren't really enthusiastic about either candidate, and may choose not to go to the polls," said Patricia Bower, Chairman of the Lynchburg Electoral Board.

As of 3 p.m., in Roanoke, 23.5% of voters turned out, and as of 4 p.m., Danville had 30% come to the polls.

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