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Slow Day at the Polls

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Polls opened to the primary election at 7 this morning.
Workers told us that there is a constant flow of people coming in to vote, but numbers are lower than usual.
Secretary of State, Al Jaeger, says that this isn't necessarily be surprising.
He says he expects the percentages to go down since they're more people living in North Dakota.
Rita Lansberger, the Shiloh Precinct Inspector, has been working this precinct for 12 years.
She says that even with the half-cent tax increase on a new jail on the ballots in Burleigh County, the voting topics could be another reason for low voting numbers.

"You always hope that there will be more people coming out but there really isn't anything highly contested as far as issues on this ballot and so that effects it too." said Lansberger.

She also said that mornings are typically slow and she expects more voters to come in after 5 this afternoon.
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