Most of the candidates in runoff elections for two Galveston council districts predict very low voter turnout in balloting that begins Monday and culminates June 18 on Election Day.

Putting your money on low turnout is a safe bet in most elections and at every level of government, but the numbers recently generated in Galveston municipal elections are so small they provide a clear and compelling example of why low turnout is a problem.

Contact Editor Michael at 409-683-5206 or michael.smith@galvnews.com.​

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Jarvis Buckley

You are right to say the District one council seat may change
this election. Low voter turnout
Will insure it won't however.
Is low voter turn out in Galveston due to voter apathy
Or voter satisfaction with the
Present council makeup?
That is a question worth asking.

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