|Low voter turnout; Barrett turned out from council|
|Written by Erika Schmidt Russell|
|Thursday, May 10, 2012 2:17 PM|
There were 6,831 ballots cast in the primary elections Tuesday, May 8, for a voter turnout rate of not quite 19 percent, less when taking into account a not quite accurate number of registered voters, 36,314 in a county with a population of 50,047.
Of the ballots cast 5,536 were for Republican primary candidates and 1,295 were for Democratic candidates.
The Republican primary voters in Dearborn County turned out incumbent county councilman Maynard Barrett in favor of newcomers Randy Lyness and Charlie Keys along with the other incumbent running for re-election Bill Ullrich.
Three at-large county council members will be elected in November. Currently, no Democratic candidates have filed to run, but can be filled by the party by the end of June.
Incumbent treasurer Barbara Kaffenberger lost to current county clerk Phil Weaver.
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