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Light turnout expected for Tuesday elections

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A light turnout is likely Tuesday when voters go to the polls to choose Republican and Democratic nominees in county, legislative and congressional races.

The primary will be the first in a dozen years that the primary ticket won’t be led by a statewide office. There is no race for governor or U.S. Senate on the ballot this year, and the candidates for other statewide offices – auditor and treasurer – will be chosen at party conventions.

But county races are on the ballot and so are all 100 seats in the Indiana House of Representative seats and half of the state’s 50 Senate seats. Republicans hold an overwhelming majority in both legislative chambers. So Indiana Democrats say they are focusing their energy on the 2014 general elections, while the GOP primaries will feature several hotly contested races.

The May 6 elections will feature only one House Democrat race, the fewest ever. House District 11 is currently held by Rep. Rick Niemeyer, R-Lowell. Lowell is retiring from the House to run for the Indiana Senate. The race for his seat will feature two-way primaries for both the Republicans and the Democrats.

Phillip Kuiper will face James Metro in the Democratic primary, while Michael Aylesworth and Michael Mears will compete for the Republican spot.

On the Republican side, Reps. Rebecca Kubacki, R-Syracuse, and Sen. John Waterman both face strong primary challenges. And a number of central Indiana races appear to be kicking up interest as well.

The polls are open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Voters can find their polling place and copies of ballots online at www.indianavoters.com.

In Marion County, the clerk's office reported that 295 out of 296 polling locations opened on time at 6 a.m. The other site has since opened.

 


 

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  • Wake Up the Voters
    Just voted on the NE side. I was the only voter present. Looks like many incumbents will skate by. Would someone please wake up Indiana voters.

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