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Just Over A Third Of Voters In Missouri, Half in Kansas, Turn Out To Vote

About 35 percent of Missouri voters took part in Tuesday’s midterm elections, according to Secretary of State Jason Kander. That’s about 1.5 million of the state's 4 million registered voters.

Knox and Schuyler counties in northeast Missouri and Worth County in northwest Missouri had the largest turnout.

Missouri sent its two only Democratic house members, Lacy Clay in St. Louis and Emanuel Cleaver in Kansas City, back to Washington.

Voters also approved two of four ballot amendments last night:

  • Amendment 2 will allow evidence of relevant prior criminal acts to be admissible in the prosecution of sex-crimes against minors.
  • Amendment 10 will rein in the power of the governor in budget-making decisions.

The two rejected amendments were:

  • Amendment 3 would have tied teacher evaluations and tenure to state-approved performance measures. 
  • Amendment 6 would have created a six day early voting period.

In Kansas, 865,542 registered voters cast ballots according to the Kansas Secretary of State's office. That's 49.6 percent of the electorate in that state, 
In Missouri and Kansas, results are unofficial and expected to change when final numbers from all counties are available. 

Eds note: The original number of incomplete registrations reported in this story was incorrect. The correct number is 25,000.

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