The mid-term election typically draws the second-largest turnout of any elections that are held in the United States. Laclede County Clerk, Linda Cansler, is hoping for about a twenty-five percent turnout of registered voters today. Cansler also reminds voters that it’s a great idea to research the issues that you will be voting on before coming to the polls………..

Polls will be open from 6 a.m. until 7pm today. If you are in line at 7 p.m. you will be allowed to cast your ballot. In Laclede County voters will be deciding on a number of races and questions, including the surtax reduction and the Constitutional Amendment that would legalize recreational marijuana.


Voter turnout today is probably not being driven by social media, according to one Missouri political expert. Columbia College Political science professor Terry Smith says it’s largely due to the lack of competitive races in the Show-Me State this year:


The only exception is the recreational marijuana ballot initiative.


Kara Clark Summers with the Missouri Association of County Clerks and Election Authorities reminds voters to bring a valid photo I-D with them. She also says there’s no need to bring your official voter registration card:

Also, voters are not allowed to wear buttons, pins, or clothing that promote a candidate or issue while at polling places, as campaigning at polling places is illegal.