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Chillicothe News - Chillicothe, MO
  • Local election highlights

  • Overall Livingston County voter turnout was 23 percent, just shy of the county clerk's prediction of 25 percent voter turnout. 2,825 of the county's 12,339 registered voters cast ballots.
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  • Overall Livingston County voter turnout was 23 percent, just shy of the county clerk’s prediction of 25 percent voter turnout. 2,825 of the county’s 12,339 registered voters cast ballots. Voting Republican: Most voters chose Republican ballots, because the biggest local contests were on the Republican ballot. Of all the ballots cast, 2,321 were Republican, 463 were Democrat, 8 were Libertarian, 7 were Constitutional, and 26 were non-partisan. Largest voter turnout: The voting precinct of Jackson and Sampsel townships led the way with a 33 percent voter turnout. The biggest draw may have been Amendment 1, where all but three of the total 225 voters voted, 71 percent of them voting in favor of the amendment. The voting precinct of Fairview and Grand River townships posted the second highest turnout with 30 percent of its voters casting ballots; followed by the Chillicothe and Rich Hill Townships posting a 28 percent voter turnout. Smallest voter turnout: Chillicothe’s 3rd Ward had the smallest voter turnout with just 10 percent of the ward’s registered voters casting ballots. The second smallest turnout came from Chillicothe’s 2nd Ward with just under 18 percent. Absentees: There were 234 absentee ballots cast. One vote difference: Although 1st Ward absentee voters gave Gordon Smith the nod for Democrat Committeeman (11-7), the final vote was 33 for Lauhoff and 32 for Smith.

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