Primary Turnout Predicted Below 25%

It’s a little too early to know what the weather will be, but state officials aren’t expecting large crowds for next week’s election.

Michigan election officials believe turnout in Tuesday’s primary election will be below 25%.

And it might be even lower.

Secretary of State Terri Lynn Land believes about 1.7 million voters will go to the polls.

Turnout in the 2008 primary election was 19%.

But Land expects it to hit 23% this year because of hotly contested primary races for governor and some Congressional seats.