Will Lack Of Contested Races In Primary Mean Fewer Voters At The Polls?

DETROIT (WWJ/AP) – Voter turnout for primary elections is always a challenge.

WWJ’s Rob Sanford says Tuesday’s balloting count could be especially sparse.

Republican consultant Stu Sadler told Crain’s Business says the lack of contested statewide races at the top of the ballot could mean low voter turnout.

Some believe it’s a first that both major parties primary races for Governor and for the U.S. Senate are uncontested.

The smallest turnout for an August primary was likely in 1990, when only 15 percent of the registered voters showed up, but many think that number will be smaller this time around.

That’s bad news for many local school districts, governments and others who have important issues to decide.
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