voter turnout http://kbia.org en How many Missourians really voted? http://kbia.org/post/how-many-missourians-really-voted <p>The day after the Presidential Election, Missouri’s Secretary of State’s office published a list indicating how many voters came out to the polls. The list gives numbers all the way down to a county level, and statewide, it estimates voter turnout at 65.7%. That statewide figure is calculated based on the number of registered voters and votes cast. John Petrocik is a professor at MU. &nbsp;He says that method of counting voters doesn’t accurately record the percentage of the total population that votes. Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:13:36 +0000 Lukas Udstuen 24816 at http://kbia.org How many Missourians really voted? What we learned about Mo. voters from the Akin/McCaskill race http://kbia.org/post/what-we-learned-about-mo-voters-akinmccaskill-race <p></p><p>With the election in the rearview mirror, the national parties have spent the last week poring through the results and voter demographic data. Turns out women, young people and Latino voters matter a lot in a presidential race.</p><p>Here in Missouri, the results for the U.S. Senate race displayed some similarities.</p> Thu, 15 Nov 2012 16:28:09 +0000 Kristofor Husted 24554 at http://kbia.org What we learned about Mo. voters from the Akin/McCaskill race Fewer Mo. voters turn out this year than last presidential election http://kbia.org/post/fewer-mo-voters-turn-out-year-last-presidential-election <p>Numbers released by the Missouri Secretary of State’s office show 65.7 percent of registered voters across the state, or approximately 2.7 million people, turned out for this year's presidential election.&nbsp; That’s a decrease from the record number of participants in the 2008 presidential election, where a record 2.9 million voters (69.4 percent of registered voters) turned out.</p><p>In the August primary, Boone County had the lowest voter turnout rate of any county in Missouri at 16.7 percent.</p> Thu, 08 Nov 2012 14:14:43 +0000 Lukas Udstuen & Associated Press 24219 at http://kbia.org Fewer Mo. voters turn out this year than last presidential election Newscast for November 7, 2012 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-november-7-2012-0 <p>Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:</p><ul><li>Boone County voters pass Proposition 1</li><li>Voter turnout at 65.7 percent in Missouri</li><li>Mo. GOP claims veto-proof majority in Legislature</li><li>Effort to raise cigarette tax fails (again)</li></ul> Thu, 08 Nov 2012 00:06:59 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 24197 at http://kbia.org Voter turnout at 65.7 percent in Missouri http://kbia.org/post/voter-turnout-657-percent-missouri <p>Missouri voters went to the poll in big numbers, but not as big as in 2008.</p><p>Figures released by Missouri Secretary of State Robin Carnahan's office on Wednesday showed that 2.7 million people, or 65.7 percent of registered voters, turned out on Tuesday. Both the raw number and the percentage were down from 2008, when a record 2.9 million voters, or 69.4 percent, went to the polls.</p> Wed, 07 Nov 2012 23:49:17 +0000 Associated Press 24195 at http://kbia.org Voter turnout at 65.7 percent in Missouri Election Day turnout http://kbia.org/post/election-day-turnout <p>Voter turnout has been heavy in portions of Missouri this morning, according to the Secretary of State’s office.&nbsp; Tue, 06 Nov 2012 20:58:40 +0000 Marshall Griffin 24087 at http://kbia.org Election Day turnout Voter turnout forecast at 72 percent in Missouri http://kbia.org/post/voter-turnout-forecast-72-percent-missouri <p>Missouri election officials are predicting that 72 percent of the state's registered voters will cast ballots in the Nov. 6 election.</p><p>If it's borne out, the turnout predicted Tuesday by the secretary of state's office would be the highest in Missouri in quite some time.</p><p>More than 69 percent of Missouri voters cast ballots in the 2008 presidential election. The 2000 and 2004 elections both saw smaller turnouts than that.</p><p>A 72 percent turnout would equate to more than 3 million of Missouri's nearly 4.2 million registered voters casting ballots.</p> Wed, 31 Oct 2012 13:09:54 +0000 Associated Press 23717 at http://kbia.org Voter turnout forecast at 72 percent in Missouri SOS issues Missouri voter turnout predictions http://kbia.org/post/sos-issues-missouri-voter-turnout-predictions <p>The Missouri Secretary of State’s Office announced in a press release today that it predicts 72 percent of Missouri’s registered voters will vote in the November 6 general election. Tue, 30 Oct 2012 20:14:42 +0000 Daina Schnese 23678 at http://kbia.org SOS issues Missouri voter turnout predictions Statewide voter turnout 23% for primary http://kbia.org/post/statewide-voter-turnout-23-primary <p>Fewer than one-fourth of Missouri&#39;s registered voters cast ballots in this year&#39;s primary elections.</p><p>The secretary of state&#39;s office said Wednesday that 23 percent of the state&#39;s nearly 4.1 million registered voters actually voted in Tuesday&#39;s primary.</p><p>The top draw was a constitutional amendment expanding the right to pray in public places, which attracted a total of nearly 943,000 votes while easily passing.</p> Wed, 08 Aug 2012 22:37:14 +0000 Associated Press 19025 at http://kbia.org Statewide voter turnout 23% for primary Newscast for August 03, 2012 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-august-03-2012 <p>Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:</p><ul><li>25 percent voter turnout expected for Mo. primaries</li><li>Missouri&#39;s elite athletes compete in London Olympics</li><li>Springfield OKs marijuana ballot</li></ul> Fri, 03 Aug 2012 22:38:09 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 18724 at http://kbia.org 25 percent voter turnout expected for Mo. primaries http://kbia.org/post/25-percent-voter-turnout-expected-mo-primaries Voter turnout in Missouri is expected to be around 25 percent for next Tuesday&rsquo;s party primaries, according to the <a href="http://sos.mo.gov/">Secretary of State&rsquo;s office</a>.<p>A turnout of 25 percent would be slightly higher than the 23 percent of Missouri voters who cast ballots in the 2010 primaries.&nbsp; <a href="http://sos.mo.gov/sosbio.asp">Secretary of State Robin Carnahan </a>(D)&nbsp;says voter turnout is notoriously hard to predict.<p>&ldquo;In fact, our office doesn&rsquo;t even do it," Carnahan said.&nbsp; "We ask the local election officials, the 116 of them around the state, to give us their predictions, based on what is on those local ballots.&rdquo; Fri, 03 Aug 2012 22:15:59 +0000 Marshall Griffin 18719 at http://kbia.org 25 percent voter turnout expected for Mo. primaries