Low voter turnout in Buchanan County Municipal Election

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vote-here-id-requiredFew voters as predicted are heading to the polls in Buchanan County for Tuesday’s Municipal Election.

Buchanan County Clerk Mary Baack-Garvey has predicted a turnout of around 10 percent.  As of 11 a.m. 192 of the 3,380 registered voters, or 5.7 percent had cast ballots. Baack-Garvey said they are right on track to meet her prediction.

There are no issue or candidate elections in St. Joseph, but there are a few in rural parts of Buchanan County. Baack-Garvey’s team will count ballots Tuesday night from just six polling places, in mostly rural school-district and village elections.

*Voters in Gower will select a mayor in the election, as well as two members of the board of the Gower Fire Protection District.
*Voters in the East Buchanan C-1 school district and the Buchanan County R-4 school district will select members for their school boards.
*The Village of Agency will select two members for its board of trustees.
*The Platte County R-1 District hopes to borrow $6.2 million to fund a new junior high school and some roof repairs, and they’re asking for the voters’ okay.
*There are no candidates on the ballot in Lewis & Clark Village, where they’re hoping to fill two seats on the Board of Trustees.

To view sample ballots and polling locations CLICK HERE. Polls are open until 7 p.m.