Leland and Belville Voters Brave Rain to pick Town and H2GO Board Leaders

Nov 3, 2015

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."

Sam Brown:

"Individually, the local elections are probably more important for your day-to-day life."

Donna Price:

"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.