20 to 25 Percent Voter Turnout Expected Tuesday in Greene County
The August Primary Election is tomorrow, and Greene County's Clerk has some advice for voters. KSMU's Michele Skalicky has more.
Greene County Clerk Richard Struckhoff says there are no major changes voters need to be aware of before they head to the polls in tomorrow’s primary election.
He expects a 20 to 25 percent voter turnout in Greene County.
"Which isn't unusual for an August primary election. This is a non-presidential year, so that's a pretty common turnout for this type of election," he said.
He says the five statewide ballot issues are the wild card in determining voter turnout.
Voters will decide Constitutional Amendment One, otherwise known as the Right to Farm Bill and a sales tax for transportation. They’ll also decide an amendment to the Missouri Constitution declaring that the state government is obligated to uphold the right to keep and bear arms. Other issues on tomorrow’s ballot would create a veteran’s lottery ticket and protect electronic communications and data from unreasonable searches and seizures.
Voters will also decide candidates for a number of statewide and local races.
According to Struckhoff, if you want to avoid lines, don’t go to the polls between 6 and 8 am and around noon and 5 pm—those tend to be the busiest voting times.
And he asks voters to be patient and to be sure to take identification with them.
"There are several types you can bring, either a driver's license or your voter i.d. card. Those are probably the most common," he said.
Polls open tomorrow morning at 6 and close tomorrow night at 7.
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For statewide election information, click here.