On Tuesday, August 2, 2016 a total of 1,474 ballots were cast in Shelby County, Missouri, during the primary election, out of 4,509 registered voters. Voter turnout in Shelby County was 32.69 percent.
Of the ballots cast, 673 Republican ballots were cast and 799 Democratic ballots were cast. Only one ballot was cast for the Constitution Party and only one ballot was cast for the Libertarian Party.
Locally, two Shelby County races were decided, so far, for the 2016 election cycle.
In the Eastern District Commissioner race, Democrats John D. Smith and Tom Shively faced off. Shively won with 284 votes. Smith received 102 votes. Shively will replace the current Eastern District Commissioner Maurice Shuck.
In the Western District Commissioner race, incumbent Kerry McCarty lost by a slim margin of only 15 votes. Challenger Larry P. Roberts pulled ahead with 209 votes to McCarty’s 194 votes, also on the Democratic ticket.