BOISE -- The state's first closed Republican primary is keeping some voters from the polls.
KTVB talked with a number of voters in downtown Boise today. Some had not cast their ballots, but many others chose not to vote because of the closed primary.
Only one of the 20 people we spoke with supported a closed primary.
People who don't register as a Republican are limited to the Democratic, or unaffiliated ballot.
Some of them decided not to vote because they were frustrated with the limited number of races on the unaffiliated ballot. They also didn't want their party choice made public.
Scott Edwards was one of those that did not vote today.
"And I don't think that I should have to be labeled as a party person of any party just because I want to vote for the person who's fighting for the people," said Edwards.
At Precinct 16 in Boise, poll workers say they had less than 10 percent of eligible voters come vote.
While we were there, about four people came to vote. One worker said it was one of the bigger rushes of the day.
They say the closed primary is one of the big reasons for a lower turnout. But they say it could also be because it's a primary election, or because voting precinct boundaries changed with redistricting.