Local

Minnesota Primary Turnout Estimated At 9.8 Percent

View Comments

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up
Today's Most Popular Video
  1. WCCO Viewers' Choice For Best Place To Cut Down Your Own Tree
  2. U Of M Students Talk About Attending Ferguson Protests
  3. Good Question: How Can We Keep The Peace With Family?
  4. Gophers’ Daquein McNeil Arrested For Domestic Assault
  5. Fmr. Hennepin Co. Official Requests Leniency For Attackers

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Secretary of State’s office estimates that only 9.8 percent of eligible voters cast ballots in Minnesota’s primary election.

Spokesman Nathan Bowie says the turnout number is preliminary and unofficial. He says it won’t be finalized until counties finish submitting data. An official turnout figure will be certified when the state canvassing board meets next Tuesday.

The secretary of state’s initial projection before Tuesday’s primary was for turnout of 10 to 15 percent. While dismal, the preliminary unofficial figure is not as low as the official primary turnout of 9.28 percent in 2012 or 7.73 percent in 2004.

Nearly 3.9 million Minnesotans are eligible to vote.

(© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,994 other followers