Secretary of State Terri Lynn Land projected that 1.7 million people would vote, or about 23 percent of the eligible voters. For a primary, that’s actually high — the record is 24.4 percent in 1982.
I wonder, though. I haven’t seen any real excitement from voters on any of the choices. At noon today, my west Lansing precinct was quiet. You would think turnout would be high for people to vote for or against well-known Mayor Virg Bernero.
I wouldn’t be surprised at all if only 1.2 million or 1.3 million voted.
And, of course, as we bemoan the low voting rates, let’s all remember that Michigan’s Legislature refuses to bring common sense to our absentee ballot rules to enable anyone, for any reason, to claim a ballot and vote at their leisure.