Voter Turnout
7:30 am
Tue September 11, 2012

168,000 Voters Expected At Polls Today

It’s primary day, and despite an incredibly close race in the Democratic gubernatorial contest, many more Republican voters are expected at the polls. 

If Secretary of State Bill Gardner's right, 102,000 Republicans will show up to vote in today’ s primary elections.  That’s compared to 66,000 Democrats.  Gardner says most of the Democratic voting will be driven by the race between gubernatorial candidates Maggie Hassan and Jackie Cilley.  Gardner says that’s because there is only one Democratic Executive Council primary, and only one state senate primary.  The Republicans, for their part, have more contests further down the ballot to help draw more voters to the polls.