According to clerk Patty Weeks, the Primary Elections ran smoothly overall, with just a few technical problems that were eventually worked out, however voter turnout was extremely low.
We have a lot of leftover ballots," said Nez Perce County Clerk, Patty Weeks. "Our voter turnout was the second lowest in the last 20 years for a Primary Election we had 17.41% turnout. The lowest was actually in 2006 when we had 17.04% turnout."
Despite more than 19,000 registered voters, only 3,389 people voted in this year's election.