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Voter turnout higher than expected so far in EKY

Voter turnout across the mountains was not expected to be high this primary election.

However, voters are exceeding expectations and more.

Polls will close at six p.m. in eastern Kentucky where people are enthusiastic about voting in this primary election.

"I vote every time I get the chance!" said Lucien Trumbo, a voter in Perry County.

It is a right voters in Perry County say everyone in this country has and should use to make their voices heard.

"It's a very important right that not everybody has, so everybody does need to take advantage of it," said Sherry Cole, a voter in Perry County.

This primary election is just as important as any other to voters in the area who say November's election depends on today's outcomes.

"You gotta have two candidates or three or however many are there. There's even a new party starting up, and I don't think they're any good yet. If you don't put the right people on the ballot, then you don't have a choice in the fall when you get to decide who's going to run the country," said Trumbo.

Local elections to the presidential race, many say they are all important to show up and vote for no matter your party preference.

"They need to come out and vote and support the people you're for that way you won't have no complaints if you don't," said Bill Cottongame, a voter in Perry County.

"I think it's very important that people come out and exercise their right, whoever you're for, democrat or republican," said Todd Clemons, a voter in Perry County.

Anxious voters are will be waiting for the results hoping their votes made a difference.

We hope to have all of the results from today's elections on Mountain News Nightwatch at 11.


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