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Missouri Election Officials Expect 51 Percent Turnout

Jefferson City, MO – Missouri election officials are predicting 51 percent of Missouri voters will cast ballots in the general election next Tuesday. Laura Egerdal with the Secretary of State's office says that number is about average for a non-presidential election year. But she also warns that long lines are possible late in the day.

"If you can, you should get out on your way into work or over the lunch break or during the afternoon to take advantage of the shorter lines that typically happen during those hours, but if you need to come at the very end of the day, as long as you're in line at 7-PM, you will be allowed to vote."

Missouri voters will choose between Republican Roy Blunt and Democrat Robin Carnahan for U.S. Senate, along with candidates for the U-S House, Missouri House and Senate, and will decide several ballot questions. The polls open November second at 6-AM and close at 7-PM.

Marshall Griffin is the Statehouse reporter for St. Louis Public Radio.
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