Cumberland County Cities: Vote and You Might Win a Trophy

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MILLVILLE, N.J. -

When it comes to Election Day this year, one local county is making the competition about more than just the candidates.

Cumberland County Clerk Celeste Riley says that as an added incentive to encourage voter turnout, her office will be awarding a turnout trophy this year to the city or town with the highest percentage of voters.

According to the clerk's office, in the last midterm election four years ago, just 33 percent of registered Cumberland County residents voted.

The friendly competition will earn the town or city with the highest percentage of voters not only bragging rights until the next election, but also a turnout trophy that is being crafted by the WheatonArts Glass studios in Millville.

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