NH official predicts record turnout
A man votes in the New Hampshire primary at Bedford High School on January 10, 2012 in Bedford, New Hampshire.
January 10th, 2012
01:21 PM ET
6 years ago

NH official predicts record turnout

Manchester, New Hampshire (CNN) - New Hampshire may soon boast record vote totals in the first-in-the-nation primary.

New Hampshire Deputy Secretary of State David Scanlan said the office expects record turnout in the Republican primary because of "undeclared" voters who can vote for a Democrat or Republican.

He predicted 250,000 votes will be cast for Republicans.

"We're hearing that the turnout is steady. There aren't lines that are backing up but people are just constantly moving through the polling places," Scanlan said. "It's certainly what we would expect during a presidential primary."

- CNN Political Producer Rachel Streitfeld contributed to this report.

Filed under: 2012 • New Hampshire • Republicans
soundoff (27 Responses)
  1. Ronnie

    Obama is a stick in the fork done. Where is Hillary???????????

    January 10, 2012 03:51 pm at 3:51 pm |
  2. Danram

    But this can't be? For the past two weeks all the media talking heads have been telling us that there was "low enthusiasm" in New Hampshire this go-round? A record turnout sure seems a strange way to express that sentiment, doesn't it?

    January 10, 2012 03:51 pm at 3:51 pm |
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