Four measures are on the ballot today -- and three of the four were the big reasons so many were casting their votes Tuesday.
Measures Two, Three and Four -- covering property taxes, religious freedom, and the Fighting Sioux issue had First Assembly of God church pretty full this morning as voting got underway at seven.
Voters we talked to said the races weren't quite as important to them as the questions on the ballot.
"Usually you get a quarter of your voters out in a primary election, this year it is very important with many aspects of their lives and the measures I believe are driving many to the polls because it is very important as it should be." "I think the measures are more important to me than the actual elections other than school board and mostly the measures are important. I expected a good turnout so we got here early to get 'er done." "Number three was a particular interest to me. I voted yes for it because I think we should do all we can for religious freedom...that is just my point of view."
Today's primary vote brought many veterans of the polling booth out...but also first timers...like Lucas Knight -- a 19 year old casting his first ever ballot.
(Lucas Knight - First Time Voter) "Now that I am at the age I can vote I definitely pay more attention so I can get my opinion in...the Fighting Sioux measure was important to me today."
At stake there is whether or not the University of North Dakota will be allowed to retire it's Fighting Sioux nickname and logo.