HOUSTON COUNTY, Ala. (WDHN) — Tuesday is Alabama and Georgia’s runoff election day. With several key nominations on the line, voters from both states have been heading to the polls to cast their ballots.

Throughout much of election day, voter turnout across Houston County and the state wasn’t looking very high. According to the Houston County Probate Judge, Patrick Davenport, turnout has been consistent but nowhere close to where they predicted.

Around 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, voter turnout in Houston County was around 7%. In primary runoff elections, the county averages anywhere between 12-15% voter turnout by the time the polls close.

Around 5:00 p.m., voter turnout in Houston County reached 11%.

However, Davenport said unless there is an influx of late voters, turnout in this runoff will be way below the 15% expected.

Besides low voter turnout, Davenport said there have been no issues at any of the precincts, with many having no wait time for voting at all. He says it makes it easier for voters to cast their ballots.

It’s not just officials encouraging people to get out to the polls during Tuesday’s Election, other Houston County voters are doing the same.

“It’s just part of being a member of a democracy,” Houston County voter Olivia Crockett said. “And it gives us that opportunity that many other countries do not have. I’m thankful there are so many people willing to serve and so many qualified people.”

Low voter turnout isn’t only expected in Houston County but across the state as well. Officials at the state level are predicting voter turnout in Alabama to be around 10% to 15%.