Three thousand Missouri State Fair voters participated in this year's "singsational" election and overwhelmingly selected Branson Country music, which received 56.4% of the vote in a four way race, beating out Ozark Bluegrass which came in a distant second with Kansas City Jazz and St. Louis Blues not too far behind.
"The biennial mock election isn't just about generating interest in the issue. It also serves Missourians by bringing them in contact with the type of voting machines that are used in Missouri elections," Secretary of State Robin Carnahan said. "With a big election cycle fast approaching in 2008, it is important that Missourians have confidence in their elections and feel comfortable using their voting machines."
This year's mock election generated twice the voter turnout as 2005. The official election results out of 3,000 votes cast were: Branson Country 1,692, Ozark Bluegrass 553, Kansas City Jazz 396 and St. Louis Blues 359.
Would your voter registrar or secretary of state cooperate and permit you to use their voting machines at your fall fair booth to see what kind of music your fairgoers like most?