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Some Primary Polling Locations See Strong Turnout

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Tim Jagielo
Election Judge/Clerk Scott McCain helps a Vanderburgh County resident with voting Tuesday afternoon, May 3 at the Calvary Temple Assembly of God in Evansville. This was one of more than 20 voting centers for the Primary Election.

Primary election day brought idyllic spring weather for voting, at the Calvary Temple Assembly of God in Evansville.

This is one of the more than 20 voting centers in Vanderburgh County. Outside, representatives for both candidates for county sheriff greet voters as they approach.

Sheriff, prosecutor and state representative are some of the more contested races on the ballot.

Election inspector Angela Preske says it’s been rather busy for a primary election, and said the machines have performed as designed. “They're doing very well actually. We've had a few little mishaps but not much,” she said.

Voters in Vanderburgh County use machines that record votes digitally and print a ballot which is handed into the tabulator by the voter.

The sheriff’s race is what brought Danielle Schultz to the polls.

“I'm trying to get out there more these days in the elections,” she said. “So this is my third primary I've been to and seems like a good race for sheriff.”

Government teacher Jenna Connor says she teaches her students that it’s important to just get out and vote — especially for younger people.

“I don't worry about the the older generation and my generation, I'm in my mid 30s, about getting out and voting,” she said. “I worry more about the younger people thinking it doesn't matter or making a difference. So I hear that a lot within my room.”

The results for how many voted and who won, will likely be available on the county elections page later tonight.