Primary Voter Turnout Underwhelming

May 22, 2012

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Ten to twelve percent – it appears that prediction of statewide voter turnout from the Secretary of State’s office for today’s primary may actually turn out to be too optimistic.

The polls opened today at 6 AM. By noon, only 47 of the 478 registered voters in the Glendover district had turned out to cast ballots. In the neighboring Zandale district, 50 out of 698 had shown up. At the Headley Green polling location, Mead, who declined to give her last name, said she’s not surprised by the lackluster turnout.

"It's sad, but it's just  a primary. People don't think it's important. I can see, all I did was vote the presidential ballot. There was no council in this district," she said. 

Polls will close at 6 PM tonight. WUKY will have a complete wrap up of the election results during Morning Edition Wednesday.