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Voter Turnout Exceeding Expectations

(La Porte County, IN) - So far, voter turnout in La Porte County today is stronger than what some people expected.


La Porte County Clerk Heather Stevens says turnout is higher in Michigan City, which has several contested races for Mayor and City Council.  In comparison, La Porte has just only two contested races for City Council seats. 


Both of the mayoral candidates in La Porte are running unopposed for their respective party nominations.


“People are out there voting.  Michigan City is hopping.  La Porte is doing pretty well.  Not as slow as we thought it might be,” she said.


Stevens also said there were slightly more than 1,000 early votes cast with a very high percentage of those votes from Michigan City.


857 early votes were cast in Michigan City compared to 97 in La Porte and 116 on the mobile voting unit which spent time in Michigan City, La Porte and Kingsford Heights. Kingsford Heights has two contested races for town council.


So far, Stevens says there have no major difficulties.

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