Voter Turnout Low for Primary
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Voter turnout for the August 7 primary seemed to be disappointing late Tuesday afternoon.
Primary elections always have lower turnout than general election days. The Kansas City Election Board predicted about a 15% turnout based on the 2008 primary, which recorded 14% of voters.
However, by late afternoon, turnout was only at about five to six percent.
“I don`t know it`s a presidential election year – hope that people are engaged and interested but looking back traditionally the August primary has not seen a huge turnout,” said Shelley McThomas with the KCMO Election Board.
McThomas guessed that the heat may deprive people of their drive to vote, like it does other activities.