Porter County Democrats return to polls in Tuesday primary elections

Muriel Hammond
May 11, 2018

The Morgan County Commission will canvass the primary vote on Monday, May 14 and Tuesday, May 15 in order for vote totals to be certified.

The County Election Board responds in writing to every person who submits an application for voter registration.

Fewer voters typically turn out for primary elections than general or midterm elections, but Allen County elections officials this week reported the number of ballots cast in early voting doubled from 2014.

Attorney General David Eby says his ministry welcomes Elections BC's recommendations "with great interest".

The polls close after the Enquirer-Journal's press time. Part of that could be people who changed from the Democratic Party to the Republican Party to vote in the presidential primary in 2016.

"We would like to see America to go in a better direction", Dorothy Evans, his wife, said.

Another factor in the expected low voter turnout numbers is that campaigns at the national, state and local level haven't been pushing voter turnout, Adams said.

In all, 7,275 county Republicans, and unaffiliated voters who opted Republican, cast a ballot in Tuesday's races.

It is worth noting that more than 85 percent of voters in the Republican-leaning county pulled a GOP ballot Tuesday. Iowa's absentee voting period remains among the longest in the nation.

Asked about Tun Dr Mahathir's announcement that Pakatan Harapan had already won the polls, he said, "As I said, wait for the EC's official results".

"I just think that Congress is the main race right now for me, just due to our political upheaval in the world", she said.

All of California state executive offices are also up for election, with Incumbent Governor Jerry Brown ineligible to run for another term due to term limits. The nonpartisan Republican and Libertarian ballots only include these two races.

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