Early Primary Voting Mostly Without Incident

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - The Secretary of State's office reported few problems as the party primary elections began.

About an hour and a half after the polls opened at 6 a.m. Tuesday, Secretary of States spokesman Les Fugate said only one polling place was found to have opened late - a precinct in Covington in northern Kentucky.

Fugate said the first vote there was tallied at 6:10 a.m., so the incident wasn't "egregious."

There were a few calls from people who could not vote because they changed their party affiliation after Dec. 31. Fugate said the approximately 14,000 people who did that had been sent letters explaining the statute.

Fugate characterized the early voting as very smooth.

The office had earlier predicted a 25-30 percent voter turnout.

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