High voter turnout expected across Michigan

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

The U.S. presidential race is expected to help push voter turnout throughout Michigan.

Detroit City Clerk Janice Winfrey expects between 65 percent and 70 percent of the city's 632,000 registered voters to make it to the polls before they close at 8 p.m. Tuesday.

Winfrey says voter turnout in Detroit was about 87 percent for the 1960 presidential election and 65 percent in 1980.

Secretary of State Terri Lynn Land says she expects more than 5 million Michigan residents to vote, or about 70 percent of the nearly 7.5 million registered voters.

Oakland County Clerk Ruth Johnson expects voter turnout to top 70 percent there, while Kent County Clerk Mary Hollinrake says turnout there could be as high as 78 percent.


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