Traditionally voter turnout for primary elections is low, however some people say these are the most important because they affect your local municipal government.

News13,  spoke with the judge of elections for Middle Smithfield West who says, most people, don’t understand the importance of the local elections, and focus more of the national level.

“Personally I think especially at the township level, party means very little and these are the people who affect our very daily lives,” said Gary Morris, Judge of elections for Middle Smithfield West.

According to numbers proved by the Monroe county voter registration only around 12% of registered voters voted in 2015,  but 31% voted in the 2016 presidential race.