St. Louis Public Radio News
5:39 pm
Tue November 2, 2010

Voter turnout early Tuesday in Mo. higher

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Some parts of Missouri are reporting higher than expected voter turnout.

Dave Reinhart, with the Clay County Board of Elections, says
turnout by mid-afternoon Tuesday in the county near Kansas City was
about 50 percent, better than the 40 percent he expected. St.
Charles officials in eastern Missouri say they are predicting a
voter turnout of 65 to 70 percent.

The secretary of state's office has predicted a statewide
turnout of about 50 percent of registered voters.

In Boone County in central Missouri, clerk Wendy Noren says she
was hoping for 60,000 voters to cast ballots. She says as of
Tuesday afternoon, turnout was steady but not as busy as in the
2006 mid-term election.