Early voting is underway at Putnam County Courthouse

HENNEPIN — Early voting for the April 6 consolidated election has begun at Putnam County Courthouse.

County Clerk Dan Kuhn said early voting so far has been very slow.

“We’ve only had about 15 so far,” he said.

Kuhn said he predicts “about a 30% turnout for the election” and says that’s probably a high estimate.

The county isn’t seeing much competition, with almost no contested races and only one candidate on the ballot for Granville, Hennepin, Magnolia, Standard and Mark village presidents, each of which is an incumbent. No candidate is on the ballot for McNabb village president.

Hennepin’s trustee race has four candidates running for three spots: Christian Cyr, Quentin Buffington, Teresa Clausen and Lynn Haage. Other trustee races within the county are uncontested.

“A consolidated election after the 2020 Presidential Election is going to be slow,” he said. “People are worn out. They have voter fatigue.”

The consolidated election will take place April 6. Early voting can be done at Putnam County Courthouse during normal business hours.