More than one-third of registered Eastern Jackson County voters and just over one-fourth of those in Kansas City cast a vote in Tuesday’s primary election.
Tallies from the Jackson County Election Board show a 37.7 percent turnout, or 83,690 ballots cast from among 221,964 registered voters. The board oversees elections in Jackson County outside Kansas City.
Kansas City polls attracted a smaller crowd according to the city’s election board, with a 26.6 percent turnout, or 58,604 votes cast from among 220,022 registered voters.
Both of these numbers rose since the 2014 primary election, the last statewide primary not in a presidential election year. On Aug. 5, 2014, Jackson County saw a 23.8 percent turnout, while Kansas City trailed with 18.1 percent.
– The Examiner staff