Dane Co. Clerk: Voter turnout expected to be 25% for Spring Primary

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MADISON, Wis. (WMTV)-- The voter turnout for the 2019 Spring Primary is higher than the Primary Elections in 2011 and 2015.

According to Dane County Clerk Scott McDonnell, he predicts the voter turnout on Feb. 19 to be 25%. Voter turnout in the 2015 Spring Primary was 12% and in 2011 the voter turnout was 22%.

"I think the mayoral race will generate higher turnout," McDonnell said. "So if you were going to look back you'd see a significant bump and that will be not only the mayor's race but all of the school board seats are district wide. So everyone is campaigning everywhere."

In the November election, voter turnout was nearly 93% in Madison, according to Madison City Clerk Maribeth Witzel-Behl.