Between 15 and 20 percent of total registered voters in Ingham County were expected to cast their ballots in Tuesday's primary, pretty close to the 20 percent of Michigan's seven million voters expected to vote.
"Turnout's been pretty slow so far," said Poll Inspector, Meghan Scullion at around noon, Tuesday. At that point, only 34 people had cast their ballots.
Lansing City Clerk Chris Swope says, a big reason for the low voter turnout has to do with the primary being partisan, meaning voters have to vote strictly Democrat or Republican.
"If you don't feel a strong affiliation with a party, you may just want to wait to November," said Swope.
According to Ingham County Clerk Mike Bryanton, that does not take away from the importance of the primary.
"You want the strongest possible candidate representing each party in the November general elections," said Bryanton.