Voter turnout in Michigan lower than expected

Nov 3, 2010

Outgoing Secretary of State Terry Lynn Land had expected 52% of eligible voters to show up at the polls yesterday. The unofficial tally stands at 45% today.

The turnout results remain "unofficial" until they are certified by the Board of State Canvassers later this month.

Of the 7.28 million registered to vote, 3.3 million did so.

Land issued a statement saying, "I have long stressed the value of having your voice heard by casting a ballot, and so I applaud everyone who took the time to vote."

So what do you think? Is 45% enough for a good functioning democracy?

We'll have a breakdown of the counties with highest turnout soon.