GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Voter turnout was lower in several West Michigan counties Tuesday than it was in the 2010 general election.
Last week, the Ottawa County clerk’s office projected a 55% voter turnout there. Actual turnout was around 48%.
All five West Michigan counties that 24 Hour News 8 checked with Wednesday saw lower voter turnout than during the November 2010 election.
In Kent and Muskegon counties, the numbers were down more than 3%. Muskegon County turnout was about 1.5% lower. Kalamazoo County say the smallest decrease, with not even a full percent lower than 2010.
And in Grand Rapids, according to the city clerk’s office, turnout was down about 4%.
The trend was reflected statewide, with 83,000 fewer votes cast this year.