Go figure – students who weren’t in town didn’t vote

File photo of an empty Baker Center polling space when students have left town.

Despite a hard-fought county auditor's race, voter participation in Athens County this election cycle was fairly low, with 32.72 percent of registered voters casting ballots according to unofficial results from the Athens County Board of Election.

Athens County had the second lowest percentage of voter turnout out of 88 counties in the state of Ohio.

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