Detroit Officials Predict Light Primary Turnout

February 27, 2012

Elections officials in Detroit are predicting a light turnout for Tuesday’s primary contests. Detroit officials predict only about 10% or 12 % of eligible voters will head to the primary polls. The reason is because Detroiters traditionally vote in large numbers for Democrats and the major contest this election is the Republican presidential race. Elections officials say they have received more than 20,000 absentee ballots out of 30,000 applications that were sent. But they say only about 2,000 of those ballots were returned by people registered as Republicans.