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Cook expects 1 in 4 turnout

April 5, 1999
By: Lee McGuire
State Capital Bureau

Secretary of State Bekki Cook is predicting that one out of every four Missourians registered to vote will cast ballots in tomorrow's/today's election. Lee McGuire has more on that from Jefferson City.

Secretary Cook says she bases her prediction on the guesses that all 116 precinct officials make, plus a little common sense.

She says Proposition B will drive turnout up to about one out of every four people elegible to vote.

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Contents: Bekki Cook says a 25 percent turnout would be exciting.

Cook says she won't know whether she's hit the turnout target until hours after the polls close. In Jefferson City, Lee McGuire, KMOX News.


The Secretary of State is predicting a 25 percent voter turnout in tomorrow's/today's election, largely because of proposition B. Lee McGuire reports from Jefferson City.

The gun control question is likely to draw more people to the polls than usual for an April election.

Secretary of State Bekki Cook is betting that one in every four Missourians registered to vote will end up casting a ballot.

But, she says, it will be hours after the polls close before she knows for sure.

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Contents: Bekki Cook says you can't tell what turnout is until the evening.

Cook says she expects more residents of rural Missouri will vote than usual, largely because of Proposition B. In Jefferson City, Lee McGuire, KMOX News.


The concealed weapons debate could be driving voter turnout up well above normal tomorrow/today. Lee McGuire reports from Jefferson City.

Proposition B has added fuel to the normally ho-hum April ballot.

Secretary of State Bekki Cook says the gun-control question is bringing people to the polls who don't usually vote.

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Contents: [145K WAV file - Bekki Cook says higher turnout in the April election is attributable to Prop. B.]

Cook says she expects more people in rural parts of the state to show up at the polls, to cast their vote on Proposition B. In Jefferson City, Lee McGuire, KMOX News.