Register predicts 12 percent turnout

Despite the controversial trash measure on Tuesday’s ballot in Jefferson City, Cole County Clerk Marvin Register believes that won’t drive up the number of people going to vote.

Register on Monday predicted a 12 percent voter turnout, which he said would be typical for an April election.

“We’ve only had just over 600 absentee ballots come in,” Register said. “We just haven’t had the people calling wanting to get ballots.”

Register didn’t believe there would be many delays due to the new electronic poll books, which will be used for the first time on Tuesday. These will be used to identify voters and check their registrations to see if they are voting at the right location.

“We’ve got people at all polling places that have computer experience, so I think any delays will be minimal,” he said.


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