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Early Voting May Contribute To Low Voter Turnout Today

County Clerk Linda Robbins says around 4,000 Monroe County residents participated in early voting this year.

It’s Primary Day across Indiana as Hoosiers head to the polls to cast their primary ballots. Election officials say voter turnout has been low in Monroe County, partially because so many people cast their ballots early.

County Clerk Linda Robbins says around 4,000 Monroe County residents participated in early voting this year.

Poll worker Suzanne Faulk, who is at Tri-North Middle School today, says as of 11 o’clock, only a handful of voters had come in.

“A lot of people voted early,” she says. “Because they had the opportunity to vote early, they voted early. So, we’re not expecting a huge turnout for this primary.”

Regardless, the importance of the primary still brought loyal voters like Tony Digiacomo to the polls today.

“For me the big issue in this election is it seems the right has gone too far to the right,” he says. “I feel like I have to balance that out and vote a little bit more toward the other direction because I think some people, I hate to say it, on the right have gone crazy.”

Polls are open until 6 this evening. WFIU and WTIU will have live election night coverage beginning at 8 o’clock.

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