It's primary election day in Vermont-- the first time the election has been held in August. And with only a few races on the ballot, turnout is expected to be fairly light.
The race that has been the focus of the most attention is the Democratic contest for attorney general. T.J. Donovan is challenging incumbent Bill Sorrell for the party's nomination.
But there are several other races, as well.
There is also a statewide contest on the Republican ticket for U.S. Senate. John MacGovern and Brooke Paige are vying for the nomination to take on incumbent U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, who is heavily favored to win another term.
There are also a number of Vt. Senate races in the primary. Five counties have contests. They are:
Sally Fox (i)
Ginny Lyons (i)
6 to be nominated.
Robert Starr (i)
2 to be nominated.
Mark MacDonald (i)
Peter Galbraith (i)
Jeanette White (i)
2 to be nominated.
Secretary of State Jim Condos says not as many voters are expected to turn out this primary, which could tie with 2008 for record low turnout. Condos estimates 8-10 percent of registered Vermont voters will go to the polls today. Polls closed at 7 p.m.
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