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Low voter turnout for Michigan primary


Michigan voters are heading to the polls Tuesday to vote in the primary. Poll workers in Buchanan say they average about 10% voter turnout for primaries.

People we talked to who aren't voting had various reasons why. Adam Byrdak is not registered and says, "I lost track of time. Our senior English teacher kept telling me to register and I just never got to it."

Still, other Michigan residents did head out to the polls. The focus on this election was the governor's race. Current Governor Jennifer Granholm is not running because her term limit is up. There are five candidates on the Republican ballot and two on the Democratic ballot. Voters say the one thing they're looking for the next governor to do is bring jobs to the area.

Dottie Morris votes every election and says the primaries are just as important as the general election. Morris says, "Because you get your candidates that way, if you didn't do that you wouldn't have your choice of candidates.

Martin Morrissey says, "I haven't voted before and I'm young. I've been part of politics my whole life and I want to be a part of what's going on."

As of early Tuesday morning, poll workers in Buchanan say they were right on target to have a similar turnout to past primaries.

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