JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — More than 3 million Missourians cast ballots in Tuesday's presidential election.
The turnout exceeded the previous high mark of 2.9 million voters in the 2008 presidential election.
But the 70% turnout rate fell a little short of the 75% threshold that had been forecast by local election officials.
The state's turnout percentage peaked at 78% in the 1992 elections, when there were at least a million fewer registered voters than there are today.
Locally, Platte County reported more than 82% turnout and eastern Jackson County reported 80% turnout, according to final unofficial results. Cass County finished just shy of 79% and Clay County fell just shy of 75%, but turnout in Kansas City, Missouri, came in at less than 60%.
41 Action News staff contributed to this report.
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