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Posted: Wednesday, 06 August 2014 3:40PM

Voter Turnout Not As Low As Predicted In Tuesday Primary

Projections were that voter turnout could be an all-time low for a primary election in Michigan were wrong. The prediction came from a firm that tracks absentee ballots, and had floated the idea that fewer than one-million voters would go to the polls. According to the Michigan Secretary of State's office, just over 1.3 million voters went to the polls on Tuesday, representing 20.3% of active voters and 17.9% of all registered voters. Locally, the highest turnout was in Van Buren County at 14.35%. Berrien County turnout was just a touch lower at 14.23%, and the turnout in Cass County was a little lower at an estimated 9%. The turnout statewide was higher than the 2006 primary election, but was down from the gubernatorial primary in 2010 when nominations were open for both the Democratic and Republican ticket.


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