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August 4, 2010

Primary election turnout at 23 percent statewide, 15.96 percent in St. Joseph County

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Written by: Bruce Snook
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Secretary of State Terri Lynn Land Wednesday (August 4th) announced that nearly 1.7 million voters cast ballots in Tuesday’s primary, based on unofficial returns.

“I would like to thank everyone who took the time to cast a ballot,” said Land, Michigan’s chief election officer. “Turnout mirrored our projection of 1.7 million registered voters casting ballots. I expect many more voters to cast ballots in the Nov. 2 general election and my department will continue to encourage residents to register and then vote.”

Tuesday’s turnout reflects 23 percent of Michigan’s 7.2 million registered voters. Unofficial primary election results are available at www.Michigan.gov/sos.

St. Joseph County’s participation in Tuesday’s election was under the state turnout at 15.96 percent.  Results from the balloting show that 6,411 of the county’s 40,171 voters took part in the election.  Turnout ranged from a low of 5.68 percent in Precinct 2 in the City of Three Rivers to a high of 25.03 percent in Leonidas Township where voters approved renewal of an ambulance and fire protection millage by a wide margin.

To review detailed information about election results in St. Joseph County –  by precinct– click here.

“My hat is off to our dedicated local election officials,” Land said. “They did a great job of working through any issues that popped up.”

A list of turnout by county for the 2010 primary election is available at www.Michigan.gov/sos.  It is important to note that these are unofficial returns and are subject to change. Boards of county canvassers must complete their canvass of the primary by August 17, 2010. Official returns will be available after the Board of State Canvassers certifies the results on August 23, 2010.


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