County Expects Big Turnout for Tuesday's Election

By Jonathan Cooper |

Published 04/07 2014 05:54PM

Updated 04/08 2014 07:54AM

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) The election has many voters interested, as key city council positions and the smoking ban dominate the ballot.

Voters across Buchanan County will head to the polls starting at 6:00 a.m.

The county is expecting a higher than usual turnout for an off election.

Election officials spent the day today training and going over last minute details.

County Clerk Mary Baack-Garvey says she is expecting a busy day.

"It's going to be high," she said. "Usually in off-year election in April is usually in the low teens. I think 40 percent is going to come out. I think the smoking ban issue has really, really, really stepped up it's game on both ends."

The polls will be open until 7:00 p.m. Tuesday.

If you have questions about where to vote, you are asked to call the county clerks office.

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