Primary Election voter turnout lower than anticipated

(WXYZ) - The polls are open and early numbers show not as many Detroiters as anticipated are turning out to vote.

The City Clerk's office seems to think most voters are apathetic; they believe the emergency manager is in charge and their vote doesn't matter.

As of noon Tuesday, three percent of registered voters have shown up to vote; that's about 15,000 people. On top of that, the clerk's office anticipates counting 30,000 absentee ballots.

Overall, it's believed at most 17% of the electorate will cast votes Tuesday. This best-case scenario would put today's primary at par with the 2009 Primary Election.

Detroit has 489 precincts and all of them are open. According to the clerk's office everything appears to be running smoothly so far.

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