Big Issues Bring Out Voters
JEFFERSON CITY - Voters in Cole County Precinct Three were quickly in and out of the polling center off Shoothill Woods Drive in Jefferson City on Tuesday. Voters said local issues drew them to vote during this off-year election. One voter said she came out to vote based on two controversial issues.
"The puppy mill thing and the cigarette ban were the big ones that everyone's been talking about. That's what really got me out to go vote," said Rihannon Moore.
Moore's father came with his daughter to vote Tuesday morning. He is less concerned with puppy mills and more focused on change in the state legislature.
Phil Moore said, "I think a lot of people thought it was time for a change mainly at the state level."
One voter said she thinks community members need to be more cautious when voting on big issues. Cole County voter Molly Jones said educating yourself is an important part of the election process.
Molly Jones said, ""I think it's just important to be informed when they vote and not just listen to all the junk ads that are on TV but to be informed about the issues and informed about the candidates."
When the last "I voted" sticker is stuck and the TV campaign ads go silent, Missouri voters will be one step closer to learning how this election day ends.