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Low voter turnout in runoff election as expected

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CEDAR RAPIDS (AP) -

Turnout for the Cedar Rapids runoff election seemed to be quite low, as expected by the Linn County auditor.

County auditor Joel Miller says only about half the voters from the November election came to cast their ballots, Tuesday.

"I'd be in favor of getting rid of it," says Miller. "But it's really not my decision, it's up to the charter commission to be reconvened by the city council or through through a petition of voters."

However we spoke with a voter who says it's worth keeping it.

"Absolutely it's worth it, in my opinion," says Doug Neuman.  "I think there's actually four really good candidates and it's a very important time in Cedar Rapids history. I wish the turn out what higher, i think a lot of people do, but this is absolutely a great process."

Miller says it costs about $60,000  for this runoff election, but Neuman says it's well worth it.

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