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Today's the day.

What's today? It's primary election day.

Not voting? Shame on you if you live in a municipality that has polls open today for voting.

Primaries generally attract fewer voters, and it looks like this year is no exception.

Russ Willis, Madison County Republican Party chairman, predicts the turnout will range between 18% and 20%.

"I'm being optimistic," he said.

Madison County Democratic Party Chairman Ludy Watkins thinks turnout will be lower than that, guessing it will be closer to 15%.

"Low turnout benefits the candidate with the most name recognition," Willis said. "I believe name recognition becomes a big factor."

How pathetic that adults in this county choose not to care about who is representing them and making the decisions that affect their lives.

"For some reason, there is little interest in the primary this year," Watkins said.

Some big decisions need to be made, including mayoral races in Anderson and Alexandria.

There are also three at-large seats on the Anderson city council, with eight candidates looking for their party's nominations to be put on the general election ballot in November.

"I don't have time."

"I don't know where to vote."

"My vote doesn't count."

There are no excuses.

Cast your vote.

Get out there and exercise your right to cast a ballot for the candidates of your choice.

If you don't, you lose your right to complain about the outcome.

For those of you who are exercising your right, thank you.

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Voting information

Election Day: Tuesday

Poll hours: 6 a.m.-6 p.m.

Essentials: When heading to the polls, don't forget your ID. If you don't have one, the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles will be open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. today to assist voters.

Call the newsroom: Have a question or checking on a race? Call The Herald Bulletin newsroom at 765-622-1212.