County sees 15 percent voter turnout on April 8

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Crane Creek gets highest voter turnout, Purdy/McDowell lowest

Voter turnout for the Municipal Elections on April 8 was about average for an April election, according to Barry County Clerk Gary Youngblood.

In the 18 Barry County precincts, a total of 15.17 percent cast ballots, which accounted for 2,924 of the county's 19,281 registered voters.

Youngblood said the 15 percent turnout, about one of every seven registered voters, is likely credited to having municipal elections each year.

"I think turnout is at 15 percent because we have too many elections," he said. "If we had municipal, primary and general elections every two years, we might see more people coming out to vote because they wouldn't be voting as often."

Crane Creek saw the highest turnout at 25.26 percent (146 of 578 registered voters), and Purdy/McDowell saw the lowest at 3.84 percent (30 of 782 registered voters).

Voter turnout for each of the other precincts are listed as follows:

* Ash: 13.25 percent, 62 of 468 registered voters

* Butterfield/McDonald: 15.43 percent, 87 of 564 registered voters

* Capps Creek: 20.92 percent, 86 of 411 registered voters

* Cassville City: 19.66 percent, 369 of 1,877 registered voters

* Cassville Rural/Mineral: 17.66 percent, 369 of 2,090 registered voters

* Exeter: 16.84 percent, 194 of 1,152 registered voters

* Golden: 13.45 percent, 117 of 870 registered voters

* Jenkins: 9.55 percent, 47 of 492 registered voters

* Kings Prairie/Pleasant Ridge: 20.10 percent, 164 of 816 registered voters

* Monett: 7.58 percent, 259 of 3,416 registered voters

* Ozark: 13.98 percent, 85 of 608 registered voters

* Roaring River: 5.16 percent, 45 of 872 registered voters

* Seligman: 20.80 percent, 192 of 923 registered voters

* Shell Knob: 16.74 percent, 271 of 1,619 registered voters

* Washburn: 15.61 percent, 113 of 724 registered voters

* Wheaton: 14.23 percent, 145 of 1,019 registered voters

* Absentee votes: 143

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