Voter turnout in Tuesday’s runoff election for Atlanta Board of Education was 6.2 percent for citywide representatives, down from 19.8 percent turnout in last month’s general election.
Runoffs generally draw fewer than half as many voters as general elections, and rainy conditions may have also kept voters away from the polls.
The highest turnout occurred in north Atlanta, where 9.8 percent of voters showed up.
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Mark Niesse covers voting rights and elections for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He also reports on the Georgia House of Representatives and government. He has been a reporter at the AJC since 2013 following a decade at The Associated Press in Atlanta, Honolulu and Montgomery, Ala.