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April election draws in more voters than usual

Posted at 9:05 AM, Apr 02, 2024
and last updated 2024-04-02 11:16:07-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Tuesday, April 2, is Election Day in Jackson County.

Voters will decide whether or not to pass a sales tax to fund stadium projects for the Kansas City Chiefs and Royals.

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In Jackson County, election officials expect a larger voter turnout than a typical April election.

Kansas City Election Board Director Shawn Kieffer said that voters were showing up at a rate that indicates a voter turnout of 18%. Kieffer said there's usually a spike in the 4 p.m. hour, so he is predicting a turnout slightly above 20%.

A typical April election in the county sees participation from around 8-13% of registered voters.

Tammy Brown, director of the Jackson County Board of Elections, said turnout could be as high as 30-40%. Brown also said Jackson County had over 5,200 advance voters out of around 240,000 active voters in the county.

You can find your polling location on the Missouri Secretary of State website.

Polls opened at 6 a.m. and close at 7 p.m.

You can find KSHB's full breakdown of the ballot language HERE.

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