Ralls Co. posts election results old-fashioned way

NEW LONDON, Mo. (AP) — In an era of modern technology that provides information at our fingertips, a rural northeast Missouri county is continuing a decidedly old-fashioned tradition on Election Day.

The Hannibal Courier-Post (http://bit.ly/MJbiAP ) reports that just as it has done for decades, Ralls County will post results of Tuesday’s primaries on a large eraser board on the courthouse porch in New London.

County Clerk Ernie Duckworth recalls going to the courthouse steps as a child to watch the posting of the numbers. He’s 51 now and though the numbers come in much faster than in years past, the tradition will live on.

Duckworth believes voter turnout in Ralls County could approach 40 percent. Statewide, election officials project 25 percent turnout.

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Information from: Hannibal Courier-Post, http://www.hannibal.net

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