Runoff sees low voter turnout

After voters turned out in record numbers for the November 6th midterm elections, today’s turnout appears to be lower.

According to observers from the Secretary of State and State Auditor’s Offices, traffic at polling places across the state is steady and no major problems have been reported to the Secretary of State’s Office.

“We are encouraging all registered voters to take the time to cast a ballot,” Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann said.

Polls are open until 7 p.m., and voters standing in line at 7 p.m. are entitled to vote.  As a reminder, campaigning for a candidate on the ballot within 150 feet of the entrance of a polling place is prohibited.

Problems at the polls or other questions should be directed to the Secretary of State’s Election Hotline at (800) 829-6786.  Circuit clerks and designated bailiffs and poll workers at polling places can also provide assistance.