Oakland County Clerk: 70-80 percent voter turnout in some precincts for Primary Election

By Dave Bartkowiak Jr., Jason Colthorp - Anchor/Reporter

"I Voted" stickers handed out at polling places. (Getty)

The Oakland County Clerk reported Tuesday evening there has been a 70 to 80 percent voter turnout in some precincts for the Michigan Primary Election. 

To put that in perspective, here is the historical statewide voter turnout for Michigan gubernatorial election years: 

  • 1978: 19.4 percent
  • 1982: 24.4 percent
  • 1986: 17.5 percent
  • 1990: 15.1 percent
  • 1994: 20.3 percent
  • 1998: 19 percent
  • 2002: 23.3 percent
  • 2006: 16.9 percent
  • 2010: 21.9 percent
  • 2014: 17.4 percent 

There have been reports of ballot shortages in certain precincts, forcing voters to wait for more ballots to be delivered to the polling stations. 

For all Oakland County election results for this Primary Election, check here

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