Out of the 5,317 voters registered in the six precincts included in the primary, a total of 1,076 ballots (20.24 percent) were cast.
The turnout percentages dropped from the 2007 Municipal Primary when 23.6 percent (1,294 out of 5,483) of the registered voters went to the polls.
Of the individual precincts, Jackson 3 -- which has the fewest registered voters -- had the highest turnout at 32.08 percent (102 of 318), while Brazil 6 had the lowest turnout at 13.60 percent (85 of 625).
Two of the other four precincts had turnouts of more than 20 percent while the other two came in at less than that mark.
In descending order, the turnout for the middle four precincts came in as follows:
* Brazil 3 -- 22.32 percent (250 of 1,120),
* Brazil 2 -- 20.95 percent (248 of 1,184),
* Brazil 1 -- 19.48 percent (249 of 1,278), and
* Brazil 4 -- 17.93 percent (142 or 792).
Out of the 1,076 ballots cast, 986 were made through the polling machines while 90 came via absentee voting.
"We had a total of 140 people come into the Election Office to vote early," Clay County Deputy Clerk Beth Mallinak told The Brazil Times. "So, with the 90 ballots cast by mail, we technically had 230 absentee voters."
Voter registration for the 2011 Municipal General Election will reopen Tuesday, May 17, and run through Tuesday, Oct. 11.
Other than registering at the Clay County Election Office or a branch of the Bureau of Motor Vehicles, residents may fill out an application online at www.indianavoters.com. Through the website, potential voters may also locate their polling place, along with who will be on the ballot in their respective precinct, as the information becomes available to the Indiana Secretary of State's Election Division. In addition, a mobile version of the site was made available in October 2010.
The 2011 Municipal General Election will take place Tuesday, Nov. 8.