Even though there were only a few contested races on the Primary Ballot, voting locations around Madison County were busy Tuesday, according to the County Clerk.  Of the 174,000 registered voters, more than 70,000 cast a ballot.  That works out to about 40% voter turnout.

The Presidential race may have inspired many people to cast their vote, according to Debbie Mendoza.

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Breaking down the overall turnout numbers, there was a near 50 / 50 split of Republican and Democrat ballots being cast.  She says looking ahead to the fall, she plans to have more people in place to handle same-day registration and more ballots.  While some locations ran out of ballots, she says they were quickly restocked and some locations were even open late in order to give everyone a chance to vote.


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