I visited the polls located at the high school, middle school and health department in Lancaster (I didn’t have time to head up to Camp Dick), and all the precinct workers said turnout has been a steady stream since they began this morning. All the precincts had about 100-130 voters show up by the time I got there, and most precinct workers who were willing to estimate said it looks like it will be about a 30-percent turnout.
One precinct worker said turnout is maybe a little low comparatively speaking because there is only one Democratic primary race (5th district magistrate). A lack of primaries to vote in might mean Democrats won’t be turning out in large numbers, which could impact overall turnout.
Several precinct workers said they expect voting to pick up and get busy during lunch and right before the polls close.
I’ll be over at the courthouse at about 6:30 to wait on voting results, which might all be in as soon as 7:30. You can watch my twitter feed (BenKleppinger) for updates as I get them at the courthouse, or check here a little while after the results are out for a full list. Winners for Garrard, as well as Boyle, Lincoln, Mercer and Casey, will also be announced on www.amnews.com, and a story about Garrard’s election will be in tomorrow’s paper.