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Many residents elect not to vote

Three of six members of South Boston Town council were up for re-election as an extremely light number of voters went to the polls on Tuesday.

Veteran Councilman Coleman Speece, who also serves as vice-mayor, was seeking his fifth term on council.

W. R. “Bill” Snead was running for his third term on council, while political newcomer Winston Harrell was running for his first full term on council.

Halifax County Registrar Heather Harding said only 38 voters had cast their ballots as of early afternoon Tuesday, less than 1 percent of the registered voters in South Boston.

The low voter turnout was not surprising for an off-year election and with three incumbents running unopposed, according to Harding.

 

There are approximately 5,054 registered voters in South Boston, the registrar added.