Lifelong Republican Judy Bauroth thought the race between George W. Bush and John McCain would bring more people out to the polls Tuesday.
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She was surprised when she found few people voting at Lincolnshire Elementary School on Tuesday morning.
"Evidently, they're not interested in voting," said Bauroth, 61, of Halfway, who said she voted for Bush because "he better represents the conservative values."
Primary elections don't usually draw voters in large numbers, though elections with local races seem to attract a few more people, said Dorothy Kaetzel, election director for the Washington County Election Board.
A total of 20,874 ballots, representing 29.8 percent of registered voters, were cast at Washington County polling places Tuesday, according to the Election Board.