Expected turnout for Election 2013

HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - Tuesday is Election Day, and the hope from those running is that every citizen will turnout to cast a ballot. The reality is often times people don't exercise their civic duty.

Voting on an off-year is how a majority of cities operate, including Myrtle Beach and Florence.

Some voters who spoke to WMBF News admit to not being as excited if it were a national or state race they'd help to decide.

City of Myrtle Beach Spokesperson Mark Kruea said the city anticipates 15 to 25 percent of voters to turn out to vote on Tuesday.

Last year with the 2012 presidential race, about 75 percent of Horry County voters went to the polls, according to the County Elections Office.

Spokesperson Sandy Martin said that percentage of 75 voters wasn't normal compared to past years.

Voters who spoke to WMBF NEWS on Monday said many of their fellow citizens don't turn in a vote because they're either bored with politics, upset with what's happening in Washington, or don't think their vote truly counts.

Rosalie Bellamy of Myrtle Beach, said she'll be voting because its important, "how can we complain when we don't have our input? I hope people will turn out."

Vicki Bach also of Myrtle Beach said she thinks voting on a local level has its advantages, "I think it's important to vote for the local people because they really affect our lives more than the national elections do."

Polls will close at 7:00 p.m. WMBF News will have all the election day results right here online, and also on WMBF News at 11:00 p.m.

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