Election 2012
4:53 pm
Tue May 22, 2012

Turnout Low in Louisville

 

Voter turnout in Louisville could come in at a near-record low today.

The record for a four-year primary in Louisville is about 13 percent. Statewide turnout is expected to be 12 percent. Jefferson County Clerk's office spokesman Nore Ghiabaudy local turnout is low, and he's not sure where it will end up when polls close at 6 pm.

“We usually do a little bit better than statewide predictions," he says. "It'd be nice if we could at least get 13 and it'd be nice if we got over 15."

Presidential races sometimes draw higher turnout, as was the case four years ago, when about 40 percent of registered voters cast ballots. But with both parties' nomination contests long-since decided, it's up to loyal voters and those who are focused on city and state races to boost turnout.

Polls close at 6 pm.