CLINTON — The Clinton County Board of Supervisors spent more than the first 20 minutes of the Friday meeting recording the canvass for the recent school board election.

Clinton County Auditor Eric Van Lancker said he was disappointed by the low turnout. He said countywide, only 5 percent of the registered voters participated in the election. He said in areas such as Clinton and the Calamus-Wheatland elections the turnout was closer to 6 percent. Van Lancker said he felt people should want to choose school board members, since a large percentage of a homeowner’s property taxes go to the local school district.

“Would you get a driver’s license and not drive. Why would you register to vote and not vote,” said Van Lancker.

He said that with absentee ballots, people should be able to find the time to vote.

“I’m just asking everyone who is registered to vote, let’s get out to every election. Every election is important,” said Van Lancker.

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