Nevada Voters Head To Polls For Sleepy Primary

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Voters are trickling in to the polls for a statewide Nevada primary that drew little competition in all but a few contests.

Based on early balloting, election officials are predicting fewer than one-fifth of Nevada's eligible voters will go to the polls - potentially a record low turnout.

Secretary of State Ross Miller estimates about 15 percent of Nevada's nearly 1.3 million eligible voters will end up casting ballots statewide.

Many of those ballots were likely to be cast for candidates who can't take office. A state Supreme Court ruling handed down after ballots were printed held that 21 veteran officials could not serve new terms because of term limits.

The barred candidates ranged from a mosquito abatement board
member to two university regents and longtime Clark County ommissioner Bruce Woodbury.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

AP-NY-08-12-08 1451EDT


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