Missourians defeated Proposition A by a 2-1 margin in Tuesday’s primary election.
In Boone County, the ballot box was more active than usual, with just over 37,000 of the county’s 100,000 registered voters going to the polls.
The higher-than-expected number of voters brought about some problems for the Boone County Clerk’s office. Complaints about polling places running out of paper ballots were compounded with a software glitch that kept election officials from providing any result, other than early balloting, before 9:40 p.m. – more than 2.5 hours after the polls closed.
“Sorry for the delay,” Boone County Clerk Taylor Burks wrote on social media, “absentee totals were not adding to election day votes in our first wave of results. We’ve identified the issue with (our election software company) and results are coming shortly.”
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