Low voter turnout for small Missouri House and KC school board races

Turnout was low in Kansas City and eastern Jackson County for Tuesday’s special election that had voters deciding on two Missouri House races, a new school board member and two municipal questions.

Election officials said they anticipated an extremely low turnout given that so few races were on the ballot and because thousands of qualified voters were likely caught up in the Royals victory celebration and may have forgotten to vote.

Only 4,545 of the 60,000 qualified voters in Kansas City, or 7 percent, cast votes.

Read more from the Kansas City Star


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