Turnout has been light across Columbia's District 2 City Council precincts
today as voters returned to the polls to elect their first new
representative in 27 years.
By 3 o'clock, 87 people had voted at Ward 9, where 162 people voted
two weeks ago. The precinct only had one electronic voting machine in
anticipation of the expected low turnout, said precinct clerk Audrey
Mannietta Cain, 69, arrived to vote at about 2:45 wearing a straw hay
to protect her from the sun.
"Here we go again," she said as poll workers checked her name off a
list of registered voters.
Today is the sixth time in four months District 2 voters have voted,
including April's mayoral election and runoff and the June party