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Kentucky residents casting votes in state's primary

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Kentucky residents wait to cast their vote in the state's primary. Kentucky residents wait to cast their vote in the state's primary.
Adam and Adrianne Kilchenman said they plan to vote for Bernie Sanders. Adam and Adrianne Kilchenman said they plan to vote for Bernie Sanders.
Candace Weber says she thinks Hillary Clinton is the most qualified to be President. Candace Weber says she thinks Hillary Clinton is the most qualified to be President.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Kentucky residents are heading to the polls to vote in today's primary. 

The polls have been open since 6 a.m., and so far voter turnout at a voting location at Bellarmine University has been steady.

The Democratic presidential race between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders is expected to drive voter turnout. 

Peter Hudson says people should exercise their right to vote. 

"It's important to vote, we try to teach our children that," Hudson said. "So everyone has a voice, everyone is represented fairly by our politicians."

Adam and Adrianne Kilchenman are solid Bernie supporters. 

(We agree with) "everything he stands for, the economic platform, the healthcare reform," Adam Kilchenman said. 

"I'm a Hillary fan," said Candace Weber. "She has the credibility, she has the know-how. I think it's her turn."

In Louisville, voters are also choosing candidates for metro council and judicial races, as well.

"We're also voting for the leaders who represent our community as a whole, not just nationally," said Jordan Kelch with the Jefferson County clerk's office. 

Election officials also remind Republicans to get out and vote. The rain doesn't have them worried about turnout.

"Statewide is calling for 20 percent," Kelch said. "That's through the Secretary of State's office. But here in Jefferson county, historically we're always a little bit higher. So we're calling for anywhere from 25 to 30 percent. 

Lines have been moving quickly so far. All you need is a few minutes and a state registered ID. And voters like Weber say: come informed.

"Even it being voting day, it drove me to do some research and actually know the candidates, which I haven't always been good about that," Weber said. "But this year, I was prepared."

The polls close at 6 p.m. 

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