- Cape student sues, accuses school officials of slamming her to ground multiple times (04/28/16)44
- Bob Evans restaurant in Cape Girardeau among chain's 21 closings (04/26/16)9
- Missouri House votes to allow concealed weapons without permits (04/28/16)6
- Two hurt in motorcycle wreck on Interstate 55 (04/25/16)1
- Law firm requests information about Cape's traffic cameras (04/25/16)2
- Local lawmakers split over failed medical marijuana bill; voters may have a say (04/26/16)19
- Police report filed, but no charges in incident at Cape Central (04/29/16)35
- Tanker truck catches fire near Oak Ridge (04/24/16)7
- Local company makes eco-friendly kitty litter that cuts cat-box smell (04/25/16)
- Senator introduces bill for I-57 that would connect Sikeston with Little Rock (04/28/16)4
Fewer than 1 in 5 Missourians vote in primary
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Fewer than one in five registered voters actually cast a ballot in Missouri's primary elections.
Voter turnout Tuesday was around 19 percent, according to unofficial calculations.
That's far shy of the 31 percent turnout that had been projected by election officials.
The governor's race was the top draw.
The Republican, Democrat and Libertarian gubernatorial candidates garnered a total of more than 754,000 votes. More people voted in the Republican primary where Congressman Kenny Hulshof defeated Treasurer Sarah Steelman than in the Democratic primary, where Attorney General Jay Nixon cruised to victory.
Missouri has about 4 million registered voters.