As of 11 o'clock, voter turnout was at 8.5 percent. That adds up to about 4,600 of the county's nearly 54,000 registered voters.
Buchanan County Clerk Mary Baack-Garvey said the number is quite low.
"I hope it picks up and we hit the average of 22 to 24 percent at least," she said.
Baack-Garvey had hoped for a 30 percent turnout.
The polls are open until 7 p.m. Tuesday.
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