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MO election day voter turnout announced

JEFFERSON CITY, MO (KFVS) -

Secretary of State Jason Kander has announced the unofficial voter turnout in Tuesday's general election.

It was 35.23 percent. Approximately 1,437,784 of Missouri's 4,081,259 registered voters turned out to polls.

"I want to thank the local election authorities and poll workers for all of their hard work in the days and weeks leading up to the election and especially on Election Day itself," Kander said. "Every election has important issues at stake, and this one was no different. I applaud the Missourians who made it to the polls to participate in our democracy and make their voice heard."

The three counties with the highest turnout were Knox County (52.11 percent), Schuyler (50.82 percent) and Worth (50.30 percent).

Statewide, voter participation was highest in the contest over Constitutional Amendment 3.

According to state law, results will be certified by December 9.

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