Voter Turnout For August Primary

By Linda Ong |

Published 08/05 2014 06:50PM

Updated 08/05 2014 06:56PM

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- The election is bringing many people to polling stations throughout the Ozarks.

Missourians will cast their votes on the five essential constitutional amendments.

The Greene County Clerks Office expects a 20 to 25-percent voter turnout.

Many polling stations opened bright and early at six this morning.

Glendale Christian Church, one of the many polling stations in Greene County reports more than 830 people who have cast their ballots. The Church expects voter turnout to hit more than 25-percent.

Many of the people we spoke to say what brought them to the polls was Amendment 1, The Right to Farm, and Amendment 7, the transportation tax.

Both of those amendments have been an issue of debate in the past few weeks leading up to today's election.

Jay Milne voted today and said he's been undecided on both amendments until recently.

"I think on the Farm Amendment, I wasn't sure how to balance that big corporate farming against family farms, and on the sales tax, I felt we needed the roads.  I had decisions like this to make before, but I wasn't happy the way I voted before, but did the best I could."

Voters have until seven o'clock Tuesday evening to vote in the primary and will need to some form of bring identification to vote.

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