Missouri down ballot state executive elections, 2014
August 5, 2014
November 4, 2014
- See also: Missouri State Auditor
|Missouri Auditor, 2014|
|Republican||Tom Schweich Incumbent||73.3%||937,961|
|Election Results via Secretary of State.|
Article IV, Section 13 of the state Constitution outlines the following duties of the auditor:
- "Establish appropriate systems of accounting for all public officials of the state, post-audit the accounts of all state agencies and audit the treasury at least once annually."
- "Make all other audits and investigations required by law, and shall make an annual report to the governor and general assembly."
- "Establish appropriate systems of accounting for the political subdivisions of the state, supervise their budgeting systems, and audit their accounts as provided by law."
- "No duty shall be imposed on him by law which is not related to the supervising and auditing of the receipt and expenditure of public funds.
|Missouri State Auditor, 2010|
|Democratic||Susan Montee Incumbent||45.5%||871,867|
|Libertarian||Charles W. Baum||3.7%||70,816|
|Election Results via Missouri Secretary of State|
Political scientist Michael McDonald's United States Elections Project studied voter turnout in the 2014 election by looking at the percentage of eligible voters who headed to the polls. McDonald used voting-eligible population (VEP), or the number of eligible voters independent of their current registration status, to calculate turnout rates in each state on November 4. He also incorporated ballots cast for the highest office in each state into his calculation. He estimated that 81,687,059 ballots were cast in the 50 states plus the District of Columbia, representing 35.9 percent of the VEP. By comparison, 61.6 percent of VEP voted in the 2008 presidential election and 58.2 percent of VEP voted in the 2012 presidential election.
- According to PBS Newshour, voter turnout in the 2014 midterms was the lowest since the 1942 midterms, which took place during the nation's involvement in World War II.
- Forty-three states and the District of Columbia failed to surpass 50 percent turnout in McDonald's analysis.
- The three states with the lowest turnout according to McDonald's analysis were Texas (28.3 percent), Tennessee (28.6 percent) and Indiana (28.8 percent).
- Maine (58.5 percent), Wisconsin (56.5 percent) and Colorado (54.5 percent) were the three states with the highest turnout.
- There were only 12 states that increased voter turnout in 2014 compared to the 2010 midterm elections.
|Voter turnout rates, 2014|
|State||Total votes counted||% voter eligible population||Top statewide office up for election||Size of lead (Raw votes)||Size of lead (%)|
|District of Columbia||177,176||35.8||Mayor||27,934||19|
|Indiana||1,387,622||28.8||Secretary of State||234,978||17.8|
|North Carolina||2,939,767||41.2||U.S. Senate||48,511||1.7|
|North Dakota||255,128||45||U.S. House At-large seat||42,214||17.1|
|West Virginia||451,498||31.2||U.S. Senate||124,667||27.6|
Note: Information from the United States Elections Project was last updated on December 16, 2014.
|March 25, 2014||Filing deadline for primary candidates|
|August 5, 2014||Primary election|
|November 4, 2014||General election|
|December 9, 2014||Final day for Missouri Secretary of State to certify votes|
|January 12, 2015||Inauguration day for state executive officials elected in November|
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- National Conference of State Legislatures Website, "State Primary Election Types," accessed January 6, 2014
- Fair Vote, "Congressional and Presidential Primaries: Open, Closed, Semi-Closed, and 'Top Two,'" accessed January 6, 2014
- Ballotpedia research conducted December 26, 2013, through January 3, 2014, researching and analyzing various state websites and codes.
- Missouri Secretary of State, 2014 Candidate Filing, March 25, 2014
- The St. Louis Post-Dispatch, "Mo. Dem. auditor candidate reports $18K," October 15, 2013
- The Tribune, APNewsBreak: Mo. Democrat drops state auditor bid, January 15, 2014
- United States Elections Project, "2014 November General Election Turnout Rates," November 7, 2014
- TIME, "Voter Turnout in Midterm Elections Hits 72-Year Low," November 10, 2014
- PBS, "2014 midterm election turnout lowest in 70 years," November 10, 2014
- U.S. News & World Report, "Midterm Turnout Down in 2014," November 5, 2014
- Missouri Secretary of State, "2014 Missouri Election Calendar," accessed August 26, 2014
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