Voter turnout was light throughout the River Bend for the primary election on Tuesday as a large number of candidates ran unopposed. Madison County Clerk Debbie Ming-Mendoza had hoped to see about 20% turnout based on the 2010 primary numbers, but she says the numbers were actually short of that.
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It was a similar story in Jersey County, where about 2,700 people cast ballots. But Macoupin County showed about 31%, which Macoupin County Clerk Pete Duncan credits to a hotly contested Democratic Sheriff’s race.