The unofficial voter turnout in last week’s Primary Election was 24.58 percent, according to Secretary of State Jason Kander.
Approximately 998,495 of Missouri’s 4,061,820 registered voters turned out to vote on constitutional amendments and nominate party candidates. In Texas County, just under 32 percent of the registered voters cast ballots. There were 1,283 votes cast in Houston — totaling 34.7 percent of the registered voters. It was second in the county to Fairview’s 37.3 percent.
“I want to thank the local election authorities and poll workers for all of their hard work in the days leading up to the primary and, especially, on Election Day itself,” Kander said. “Every election has important issues at stake, and this one was no different. I applaud all the Missourians who made it to the polls to participate in our democracy and make their voice heard.”
The three counties with the highest turnout were Knox (45.80 percent), Worth (44.33) and Harrison (43.18). Statewide, voter participation was highest in the contest over Constitutional Amendment 7, the road sales tax.
Voters in House Districts 67, 120 and 151 also participated in special elections to fill vacancies for the office of state representative. Unofficial results show Alan Green (D–Florissant), Shawn Sisco (R–Rolla) and Tila Rowland Hubrecht (R–Dexter) winning the races, respectively. They will serve until January, when the winners of the November General Election are sworn in.
According to state law, results will be certified by Aug. 26.