Voter turnout was the highest since 2002 for this week's primary, and turnout in much of Northern Michigan was especially high.
The Center for Michigan reports that nine of eleven top-ranked counties are in Northern Lower Michigan, or in the Upper Peninsula. The highest turnout was recorded in Leelanau County, where just under 39 percent of people old enough to vote did go to the polls. The statewide average was just under 21 percent.
In the 2006 primary, the statewide average turnout was 16.9 percent.