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Small turnout expected for Tuesday’s Charlotte Primary

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CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) -

Uptown's Hal Marshal Center is decked out with a slew of campaign signs, but there is a problem because early voting ended over the weekend.

While candidates stated their case with printed messages, some voters complained saying there was a major disconnect.

Tim Brown is a registered voter, and may be in the minority.

"I haven't received anything in the mail, anything in the door," he said.

Brown  was at the board of elections offices picking up registration forms, but this campaign season Elections Supervisor Michael Dickerson wants to be clear regarding the rules.

He said, "There's been a lot of talk about the new voting bill that was passed by the general assembly and signed by the governor that doesn't go into effect until next year."

Two years ago, when there was an election for mayor and city council, the turnout was three percent.

Dickerson would like to see a double digit turnout of 10 percent."

Already, his office has received more than 200 absentee ballots, and early voting brought over 65 hundred voters.

Those who register people to go to the polls like Nicole Pulliam are hoping the numbers will grow.

"I'm trying to support the political process and the qualified candidates."

While Dickerson remains concerned about the numbers, he wants to make sure everyone knows the new rules take effect next year not on Tuesday.

"Everything that you've seen this year is the same thing that you've seen the last 10 to 15 years."

Back at the Hal Marshall center, Tuesday will determine that some signs will be used again for November and others may be headed for the recycling center just a little earlier.

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