Voter Turnout For Tuesday's Primary Forecast At 25-Percent
Missouri election officials expect one-quarter of registered voters to cast ballots in Tuesday's primary elections.
The statewide forecast of 25 percent turnout would be fairly typical for recent primaries.
Greene County Clerk Richard Struckoff says he thinks the local numbers will mirror what happened two years ago.
"Actually the turnout in 2008 was lower than it was two years ago," says Struckhoff.
"We had about a 22.5-percent turnout two years ago, and I think this time we're going to be around that margin as well -- somewhere between 20 and 25 (percent)."
This year's primary election features a spirited Republican Senate primary, with the winner facing Democrat incumbent Claire McCaskill. It also includes several contested races for other statewide offices and legislative seats.