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20 FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 7- MONDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2014 NEWS Cape Gazette Sussex tops statewide turnout of 36 percent By Chris Flood ,! ! Voter turnout for midterm Nections is notoriously low, but this year's was even lower than the past two midterm contests. The Office of the State Election State Election Commissioner Elaine Manlove said the past two midterm elections had seen 45 percent and 49 percent turnout. Interviewed a little more than 12 hours after the polls closed Nov. 4, Manlove said she never really guesses on turnout, but Commissioner said statewide after looking over the past two turnout was 36 percent, midterms, she had expected it to RON MACARTHUR PHOTO COMPARED TO the 2006 and 2010 midterm elections, voter turnout was nearly 10 percent lower for the 2014 midterms. According to the Office of the State Election Commissioner, 36 percent of registered voters in Delaware par- ticipated in the Nov. 4 election. u'-'ewey Read said if town officials decide to let the committee con- tinue, it needs to get some new Continued from page 16 blood with new views. ' "However, many of the issues a bit in a short time, includ- we had discussed can still be ing the deployment of safety implemented through town hall cameras, the implementation without a lot of 'blathering' by of better signs for pedestrian committees," he wrote in an safety, the Dickinson Avenue email. redesign and better cooperation The discussion is the seventh between businesses regarding item on the agenda, which can public drunkenness and disor- be seen in full at townofdewey- derly conduct, be closer to 50 percent. Manlove said her office doesn't breakdown the percentages by county, but she estimated the voter turnout in Sussex County was near 42 percent, The number was arrived at by estimating 60,000 people voted in the county - based on the sheriff's race and statewide races, where vote totals ranged from a little above 58,000 to a little below 62,000 - and dividing that by the total number of registered voters in the county - 141,000. No matter how many people show up, Manlove and her crew prepare the same way. "We prepare for everyone to show up, so everyone might as well," she said. Manlove said there were no major Election Day issues to report, and there's only one race in which the results are being recounted. In the Kent County race for recorder of deeds, Republican challenger LaMar Gunn defeated Democratic incumbent Betty Lou McKenna by two votes, 19,247 to 19,245. Manlove said between the pri- mary and general election, this is the third recount this election cycle. She said she is confident the results will show the vote totals to be correct, as they were in the previous two, ..... ."... ..J ....... ...... .,,% : -: ..... f,.. ...... Greer Thompson, LMT .) "" AMTA Insured By Appointment Only Massage & Bodywork ~" d Holiday Gift Certificates Buy 4 of the same value and receive the 5th FREE (20% OFF) +. ....... ,, 302-228-1350 www.Hear L. ! """"'"% 301 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach i ~ Shops at the Pearl f~)ece ~0 be ~eCk )~ecii wi~. and~ we watk t~c: