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I heard that the primary election was expected to have very low turnout. I was just wondering how Elm Grove residents came out. I think that people in this village care about voting.

Answer:  Well, I'm sure many of them care. But maybe they didn't care that much this time.

According to numbers released by Elm Grove village clerk Mary Stredni, only approximately 14.4 percent of registered voters in the village filled out ballots in the Feb. 21 primary.

Elm Grove village president Neil Palmer said that the turnout was definitely on the low side in his experience.

"That's the lowest I've ever seen," Palmer said.

In total, 725 out of Elm Grove's 5,034 voters went to the polls. By comparison, the village saw a 26 percent voter turnout in last year's spring primary.

An Elmbrook School Board seat was on the ballot for the primary, which saw Jian Sun and Leanne Wied advance to the April 4 general election.

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