Low Voter Turnout Anticipated for Primary

RENO, NV - In one week voters will show up at the polls for the June primary, but turnout is predicted to be low. Washoe County Registrar of Voters Dan Burk said based on early and absentee voting totals so far, turnout might be around twenty percent.

"I haven't heard anybody talk about local elections," Roger Liles of Reno said.

"You have to do it, if we want to elect the right people we have to raise our voice," Mirna Murillo said.

Burk said low turnout for primaries in presidential years are not uncommon, with many focused on the presidential election in November. He said turnout for primaries is usually ten percent higher in non-presidential election years.

While June may seem an odd time to hold an election, Burk said later in the year gives his offices little time to prepare for the general election.

Early voting is happening now and continues for another three days.

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