LACONIA — Citywide voter turnout in Tuesday’s primary election was about 25 percent, City Clerk Cheryl Hebert said.
A total of about 2,700 voters cast ballots in primaries for governor, U.S. representative, members of the state House of Representatives, County Commission and other positions.
The city has 10,936 registered voters.
At the top of the Republican ballot, Gov. John Sununu was running unopposed. He received 1,357 votes in Laconia.
On the Democratic ballot, Molly Kelly, who won the statewide governor’s primary, also defeated Steve Marchand by a wide margin in Laconia, 851-459.
Eddie Edwards, who won the Republican nomination for the U.S. House seat being vacated by Carol Shea-Porter, was also the top vote-getter in that race in Laconia, with 680 votes, while Andy Sanborn finished second, with 549 votes.
Laconia voters also followed suit on the Democratic side of that race, in which Chris Pappas advanced to the general election. Local voters cast 571 votes for Pappas, while Maura Sullivan finished second with 461 votes.