A steady rain fell throughout the day in Brunswick County as a thin but constant stream of voters trickled through Belville Elementary School -- picking leaders for Belville, Leland, and the Board of the local water authority, H2GO.
Turnout is famously low when it’s only a municipal race on the ballot. The Leland and Belville voters who braved the weather today generally didn’t have a lot to say about why they came out – but what they did say was pointed:
Here’s Leland resident Bonnie Laserna:
"It’s at the grassroots level that you get stuff done, and people are generally less involved in the grassroots where it’s going to affect them most."
"Individually, the local elections are probably more important for your day-to-day life."
"It’s local politics. We live here."
Mary Anne Fagerquist:
"This is where I live. "
Polls are open until 7:30 tonight.
TAG: Join us tonight for live election results starting at 8:00 -- here on HQR News 91 3 FM.