Hawaii County voter turnout lowest in state

  • Surrounded by supporters, Rebecca Shute Villegas, right counts down the time to the next print out at her home Tuesday night. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

  • Kelly Drysdale, center, who eventually lost her bid for Kona’s county council seat 7, is surrounded by supporters Tuesday night. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

KAILUA-KONA — Turnout in Hawaii County for Tuesday’s election was among the lowest in this county’s history as well as the lowest of any county in the state this year.