Minnesota Secretary of State: Primary voting turnout “good” this year

Roughly 18% of eligible Minnesota voters turned out and voted in Tuesday’s primary election.

“So much of the turnout is focused year after year after year on whether or not and to what extent there are contests that are close contests that are interesting that are getting a lot of attention when there are a lot of those turnout tends to be high when they’re not so many turnout tends to be low,” Secretary of State Steve Simon said.

“In general elections, Minnesota has been number one in turnout for three elections in a row our people lean in they vote even if there isn’t a particularly compelling or interesting contest and then they just do it because they think it’s the right and the best thing to do.”

Simon says primary voting numbers tend to be higher in years when there are close or closely contested races.

Minnesota News Network