Voter turnout among lowest since tracking began

    Voter turnout in Tuesday's primary is one of the lowest the state has seen since it started tracking turnout in 1976.

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Voter turnout in Tuesday's primary is one of the lowest the state has seen since it started tracking turnout in 1976.

    Division of Elections Director Josie Bahnke said turnout was estimated at 15.4 percent. If that stands, she says it would be the lowest since '76. Turnout in the 2000 primary was 17.2 percent.

    Bahnke says the division still has question ballots from Tuesday to count and include.

    The high mark for primary turnout came in 1982, when it was nearly 58 percent.

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