Five-and-a-half hours after the polls opened, the city’s department of elections reported a voter turnout of just five percent.
To say the turnout has been light would be an understatement in Wednesday’s special election to fill the vacated seat of Congressman Thaddeus McCotter in Wayne County.
Wayne County Clerk Cathy M. Garrett says she wants more registered voters – especially in Detroit – to cast ballots in the November general election.
Low voter turnout for Michigan’s primary election will have a small minority deciding the candidates in the November election.
Michigan election officials say 16 percent of the state’s registered voters cast ballots in this week’s presidential primary election.
Voter turnout has been pegged at just over 50-percent by Michigan’s Secretary of State. WWJ Lansing Bureau Chief Tim Skubick says he thinks it might be even less than that.
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Michigan Secretary of State Terri Lynn Land estimates about 3.8 million voters across the state will turn out for Tuesday’s election. That would equal about 52 percent of Michigan’s registered voters.