Lansing City Clerk Chris Swope seeks higher voter turnout

Aug 8, 2013

Tuesday was primary election day in Lansing.

Lansing City Clerk Chris Swope
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.