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Land predicts Mich. voter turnout about 52 percent

By AP

LANSING, MI –
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Michigan Secretary of State Terri Lynn Land estimates about 3.8 million voters across the state will turn out for Tuesday's election.

That's 52 percent of Michigan's 7.3 million registered voters and similar to the turnout in the 2006 gubernatorial election.

Detroit Clerk Janice Winfrey on Thursday estimated the city's turnout at 25 to 30 percent of the city's 562,000 registered voters.

Voters on Tuesday will decide races including governor, attorney general, secretary of state, the state Legislature and the Michigan Supreme Court along with many local issues.

About 5 million Michigan voters participated in the 2008 election, which included the race for president. Turnout in 2008 was about 68 percent.


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