FT. MITCHELL, Ky. - Voters in Kentucky will head to the polls Tuesday in the state primary. The state's 45 delegates are on the line in the primary.
Statewide, officials are expecting a very low voter turnout, estimating only 10 percent of voters will voice their opinions in the race.
Many say that's because the presidential race already has a presumptive nominee. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has all but secured the nomination, collecting 989 of the 1,144 delegates needed to clinch the nomination.
The field for the highly contested race for the 4th Congressional District will also be narrowed down Tuesday. There are seven Republicans and two Democrats all hoping to replace outgoing Rep. Geoff Davis.
Several residents in Northern Kentucky told 9 News they're disappointed the voter turnout is expected to be so low.
Ft. Mitchell resident Ann Gaynor moved to Northern Kentucky from Ireland.
"To me, it's a privilege. I'm an American citizen, and have been for many many years, and I feel we just should be out there voting. Otherwise, how can you discuss politics if you're not out there voting for whoever you feel strongly about?," said Gaynor.
Independence resident Scott Bavaro told 9 News he wished Kentucky had more of a say in the presidential race, saying it could get more people out to vote.
"I'm a registered Republican, and I think that, I like the Reaganomics, and I like the way it used to be, and that's the way I hope it's going to go," said Bavaro.
Polls opened in Kentucky at 6 a.m. and close at 6 p.m. Officials say the busiest voting times are during rush hour and lunch time.
To find your polling location, visit https://cdcbp.ky.gov/VICWeb/index.jsp .
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