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Local voters stay away from polls
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MCMINNVILLE, Tenn. — Early voters outnumbered those going to the polls for the first time in local election history as the county saw a dismal turnout for the May primaries.“Ask Cole Taylor how important one vote is,” said election administrator Donna Smith, referring to Taylor’s one-vote loss to Carolyn Miller in their County Commission race. “I think sometimes people mistakenly believe their vote doesn’t mean a lot. It can really make a difference.”A total of 6,143 people voted overall in the primaries.