The polls have closed, counting has begun

The polls have closed and the first of eight precincts have reported in the House 30B Republican race between Eric Lucero and Kevin Kasel.

Check back later for results.
Check back later for results.

Lucero took this one 36 votes to two for Kasel. Check back later for more primary election results.

Voter turnout is low.

Only 112 ballots were cast as of 6:30 p.m. at Precinct 4B in Elk River. At Precinct 4A there were about 167 by then. Similarly, the number of ballots cast at Precinct 2B was 135 by about 6:45 p.m.

Incumbent Paul Motin, Denny Chuba and Jennifer Wagner are seeking to advance in today’s Ward 4 Elk River primary.

The Star News is also paying close attention to U.S. Sixth District Republican battle between Tom Emmer and Rhonda Sivarajah.