Voter on primary election: This is my chance to make a difference

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LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) On Tuesday, voters made their way to the polls to cast their ballots for the Lincoln primary election.

Election Commissioner David Shively expects voter turnout to be between 13% and 20%.

At times during the day, polling sites were empty, but those who did vote say it's one of the most important elections for them.

"This is the biggest chance to have a single vote make the biggest difference," Paul Breitkreutz said. "I definitely wanted to come out and do that."

Others who 1011 News talked to say voting for races like the city council, school board and airport authority means voting for people who will impact their everyday lives.

"I think it's important. A lot of times we don't have a voice in government. There are so many things that are done out of our control. We don't have a lot of say," Ashley Martin said. "I think it's important to come out when we do have a say."

But not everyone agrees. "When I first voted, nothing went my way," Mike Petracek said. "It went the opposite." Petracek said he hasn't voted since he was 18.

1011 News expects to learn the results of the election and voter turnout numbers after polls close at 8 o'clock Tuesday.

"I always hope people will prove me wrong, get out and vote to make turnout higher," Shively said.