Gasconade County primary election turnout tops statewide showing
Although the local ballot featured only one contested race for a countywide office, Gasconade County polling places were busier last week than those statewide.
Local voters turned out at a 35.5-percent rate, compared to a statewide turnout of about 25 percent for the primary elections.
In the only countywide race, Michael Feagan of Owensville captured the Treasurer’s Office by winning the 5-way GOP primary race Tuesday. His 1,086 votes accounted for 35.9 percent of the votes cast for the office.
The four others — all from Hermann — appeareed to split their community’s votes, handing the nomination to Feagan.
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Candidates and others keep a close watch as election returns are posted by the County Clerk’s staff on primary election night.