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Kentucky expecting low voter turnout

Poll at Lakeside Christian Church in Lakeside Park, KY Poll at Lakeside Christian Church in Lakeside Park, KY

State election officials expect low voter turnout for today's primary.

Early predictions are 10-12 percent statewide and county clerks are guessing anywhere between seven and 20 percent in northern Kentucky. Secretary of State Alison Grimes says the low turnout reflects the lack of races on the ballot. Many positions in the State House and Senate will either go unchallenged or only have one party with candidates.

The big race is that in the Fourth Congressional district. U.S. Rep. Geoff Davis is not running for re-election and nine candidates want his job.

The seven republican candidates include; Owen County lawyer Marc Carey, Lewis County Judge-Executive Thomas Massie, Boone County Judge-Executive Gary Moore, Oldham County school teacher Brian Oerther, Oldham County developer and school board member Walt Schumm, former state trooper and State Rep. Alecia Webb-Edgington and Fort Mitchell businessman Tom Wurtz

Democrats in the race are Grant County Democratic Party Chairman William R. Adkins and Greg Fank of Corinth.

Presumed Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is the only GOP candidate with an active presidential campaign. But Republicans Newt Gingrich, Ron Paul and Rick Santorum will be on Kentucky ballots.

Polls are open from 6AM to 6PM.

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