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|Voter participation deplorable|
Voter turnout for the Oct. 2 state-wide elections was abysmal.
Only 22 percent of registered voters bothered to cast ballots in a special election for lieutenant governor. Some 19.9 percent of registered voters weighed in on one proposed constitutional amendment. A whopping 19.8 percent of registered voters did their due diligence on another constitutional amendment proposition.
Voter participation in local races was mixed.
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