County clerks are expecting to see an increase in the number of registered voters on the books as the November general election coverage heats up.


County clerks are expecting to see an increase in the number of registered voters on the books as the November general election coverage heats up.
In presidential election years, county clerks generally see a jump in the number of registered voters and this year should be no exception. The presidential race and several hotly contested statewide races are expected to draw more people to the polls, Camden County Clerk Rowland Todd said.
Anyone interested in registering to vote has until Oct. 8 to fill out the forms, which are available at the clerk’s office in the courthouse of the county of residence, through the Missouri Department of Revenue at drivers license bureaus and public libraries, Todd said.
In the August primary, voter turnout in the three counties surrounding the lake varied from 30 percent in Miller to just over 20 percent in Camden and Morgan.
Todd said the August turnout was disappointing, but he is hoping to see a substantial increase in November.
Camden County has approximately 29,142 active registered voters. Miller County follows with 17,314. Morgan County has 12,703 registered voters on the rolls.
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