(LAS VEGAS, KXNT)–Amid predictions of one of the lightest voter turnouts in years, Nevadans made their way to the polls Tuesday in their last chance to vote in the 2014 primary.
Clark County officials predicted only about 5 percent of registered local voters who had not already cast an early-voting or absentee ballot would turn out today.
Clark County Registrar Joe Gloria tells KXNT that as of about 3:30 Tuesday afternoon, over 25,000 voters had cast ballots during the day. That excludes all who early-voted or sent an absentee ballot.
Gloria says when all is said and done, be believes the total turnout in the county will be about 15 percent, which he thinks will exceed the numbers of 2012.
Barely a handful of state and local races were considered in play.
Most of the statewide attention is focused on the Lieutenant Governor’s race on the Republican side, where Sue Lowden and Mark Hutchison have waged a sometimes-loud and contentious battle.
In the 4th Congressional District, Niger Innis and Cresent Hardy were battling to see which Republican would face incumbent Democrat Steven Horsford in November.
Some Nevada Assembly and Senate races, plus judicial races have attracted modest attention.
The race to succeed Clark County Sheriff Doug Gillespie has also been in the spotlight. Assistant Sheriff Joe Lombardo and Larry Burns, a retired Metro Captain, are considered leading candidates. The top two vote-getters will square off in the general election.
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