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Chillicothe News - Chillicothe, MO
  • 70 percent turnout expected

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  • Livingston County Clerk Sherry Parks said on Monday that she projects voter turnout in Tuesday's general election to be 70 percent.
    That comes out to 6,728 of the county's 9,612 registered voters.
    In the 2008 presidential election, 6,635 of the county's 9,115 registered voters (or 72.79 percent) cast ballots.
    Polls open across the area at 6 a.m., and close at 7 p.m. Parks said that she expects first results to come in between 7:15 and 7:30 p.m. Tuesday night (These will be the absentee ballot counts), while final results should be, at the latest, posted between 9 and 9:30 p.m. Tuesday.
    Parks noted that during the primary election back on Aug. 7, the clerk's office had a breakdown in their accumulator machine, which reads memory packs from each of the polling place ballot collection machines. This breakdown forced Parks and her office to instead take tape results from the machines and manually input the election results, causing a 30-minute delay.
    "If that were to happen again, it should only take about the same amount of time," Parks said. "Everything is fine at this point."
    Parks said that following the primary, and most recently, she has worked with the machine's vendors to test and re-test the county's machines, and reports that they are in working order.
    "We have had a total of 775 absentee ballots sent out," Parks also noted. "Several have not come back in the mail. We have about 730 received."
    In contrast, 889 Livingston County absentee ballots were sent out during the 2008 election.
    On top of the Presidential election tomorrow, ballots will be cast for U.S. Missouri Senator, Missouri State Governor, Missouri State Lieutenant Governor, Missouri Secretary of State, Missouri State Treasurer, Missouri State Attorney General, United States Representative for the 6th Congressional District, Missouri State Senator for the 21st District, Missouri State Representative for the 7th District, Circuit Judge for Division 1 of the 43rd Circuit, Circuit Judge for Division 2 of the 43rd Circuit, Commissioner of the Eastern District of Livingston County, Livingston County Sheriff, Livingston County Assessor, Livingston County Collector-Treasurer, Livingston County Public Administrator, Livingston County Coroner, Livingston County Surveyor, Missouri Constitutional Amendment No. 3 (state supreme court appointments), Proposition A (municipal police forces), Proposition B (cigarette tax increase), Proposition E (state-based health insurance exchanges), and judicial retention for judges on the current Missouri Supreme Court and the Western District of the Missouri Court of Appeals.
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