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Missouri expects large voter turn out on Election Day

Posted: 6:09 AM, Nov 06, 2018
Updated: 2018-11-06 13:28:55-05
Large voter turnout expected in MO for midterms

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Elections leaders expect a large turnout across Missouri and Kansas City Tuesday. 

A spokesperson for the Kansas City Election Board estimated 55 percent of voters will cast a ballot on Election Day. During the 2016 presidential election, the board saw 58 percent of voters turn out. 

The Missouri Secretary of State's office said it anticipates about a 54 percent turn out Tuesday. Missouri has more than 4.2 million registered voters. 

In Jackson County, voters will weigh in on more than 40 questions. Elections leaders advise voters prepare by reading sample ballots prior to coming to a polling location. If not, it may take up to 30 minutes to read and understand the ballot, which could result in long lines of voters. 

Find your county's sample ballot here.

Polls in Missouri open at 6 a.m. and close at 7 p.m.