Voter Turnout

As results begin to come in for the 2012 Michigan Republican Primary, Lansing area precinct workers agree that voter turnout was lower than expected. Chris Swope, Lansing city clerk, said he expected voter turnout to be higher. “It’s probably going to be around 10 percent, at least for the city of Lansing,” Swope said. “We expected more like 15 percent but it was closer to 10 percent.”

Ward three, precinct four worker Jaime Welch said she expected to see a lot more than 132 people vote throughout the day. “Usually we expect to see a lot more people in the morning before the usual work hours,” Jaime Welch said.