Orleans clerk of court puts turnout at 5% except in areas where candidates are on the ballot
Orleans Criminal District Clerk of Court Arthur Morrell says the size of the voter turnout for tomorrow's runoff elections in New Orleans will depend on what's on the ballot in any given area.
Morrell expects about a 30 percent turnout in Districts "B" and "E" for the city council runoffs and in Algiers for the 2nd City Court Judicial runoff.
But for the rest of the city "maybe a 5 percent turnout" because only one item is on the ballot - whether to increase fees to support the agency that operates the city's 911 emergency phone system, Morrell said.
Turnout is expected to be light across the metropolitan area. Tax proposals are on the ballot in St. Tammany, St. Bernard and Terrebonne parishes.
The polls will be open from 6am to 8pm.