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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) _ About one-fourth of Missouri’s registered voters turned out to cast ballots in the state’s primary elections.

Secretary of State Jason Kander said Wednesday that more than 1 million people voted in Tuesday’s primaries _ a turnout of 24.8 percent.

The top attraction was the Missouri governor’s race. The four-way Republican primary won by former Navy SEAL officer Eric Greitens drew nearly 684,000 votes. The Democratic governor’s race, which was won by Attorney General Chris Koster, had more than 324,000 votes.

The overall turnout fell short of the 31 percent that had been predicted by election authorities.

The primary winners will face off in the Nov. 8 general election.