As the primary election approaches, voter turnout is expected to reach over 100 percent.
Summit County Board of Elections Director Ron Koehler says that his predictions are based on the current absentee ballots and a much talked about Democratic race.
"We are expecting a decent turnout in the city of Akron because there is hotly contested race there, especially in the Democratic primary," says Koehler.
Akron’s Democratic primary mayoral race will include longtime incumbent Don Plusquellic facing Councilman Michael Williams and Janice Davis.
"We expect there is going to be more people who actually show up at the Democratic primary in the city of Akron than what we have as registered Democratic voters. Some of those will be independents who really haven't voted in a Democratic primaries in the past," says Koehler.
Koehler explains that in past municipal primaries, the average voter turnout is generally 20 to 30 percent.
Koehler says that he does not expect the primary elections in Barberton and Stow to have a high voter turnout.