Lansing City Clerk Chris Swope seeks higher voter turnout

Aug 8, 2013

Tuesday was primary election day in Lansing.

Lansing City Clerk Chris Swope
Credit Courtesy/City of Lansing

Voters decided Mayoral and city council candidates for November’s general election.  In Haslett, voters approved a $10-million sinking fund for school building maintenance.

A predictable feature of many primaries is low voter turnout.  Tuesday in Lansing was no exception.

According to Lansing City Clerk Chris Swope, fewer than 9% of registered voters took time to cast a ballot in Michigan’s Capital City.  

Swope joins Current State to talk about low-turnout primaries and other issues.