Missouri’s presidential preference primary is tomorrow. Stephanie Fleming with the Secretary of State’s office says the predicted voter turnout for Tuesday’s election would be an increase from the 2012 presidential primary.
“The predicted turnout is a compilation of local turnout estimates submitted to our office by election authorities in each jurisdiction. We receive all of their estimates and average them together, which gives us a projected turnout of more than 34%. If that estimate is met, more than 1.3 million ballots will be cast,” said Fleming.
“The most recent presidential election in 2012, there was a predicted turnout of 23%. It’s right around the one-third mark. As we all know in elections, the turnout that really matters is actual turnout. So we’re hoping that every eligible registered Missouri voter heads to the polls in Tuesday.”
Voters will see nine presidential candidates on the Democratic ballot, twelve on the Republican and five on the Libertarian ballot.
Polls are open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday.
Voters must bring a form of identification – a utility bill, a voter registration card or a student ID for Missouri college students.
Election figures are not final at the end of the night. The results are considered unofficial until the election is certified, which takes a couple of weeks.
For more information on Tuesday’s election, go to www.govotemissouri.com