Voter turnout for the most recent elections in Grimes County was among the lowest that County Elections Administrator Lucy Ybarra has ever seen.
In an update to County Commissioners on Monday, she said the number hung out around just 8 percent.
“Propositional elections, or amendment elections, tend to not get a lot of turnout anyway. But, this one was extremely low, even in 2019 we had a 15.6 percent turnout, so it was even higher then,” said Ybarra.
As for why the turnout was so low…
“There’s a bit of a consensus among the other Election’s Administrators in our region, a lot of them said voters were just really tired of elections. They are tired, worn out, bad taste in their mouth from previous elections, and last year. We had a great turnout last year, 68.82 percent, but it was also presidential election, so that skews those numbers too,” Ybarra said.
She said they promoted the election and encouraged people to vote, but sometimes, these things just happen.