Officials all predict voter turnout for Tuesday’s election will remain low. Cape Girardeau County Clerk Kara Clark Summers says Jackson has contested races for school board and mayor. Voters within the boundaries of the Cape Girardeau or Nell Holcomb school districts also have school board races and propositions to consider. Countywide, there is a 1 percent use-tax question to consider. While it’s been a hot topic around the county in recent months, Clark Summers says she believes the other races and ballot questions will be “the driving force of the turnout.” She estimates up to 14 percent of the county’s voters could cast ballots Tuesday. In neighboring Scott County, County Clerk Rita Milam also pointed to school board races as a factor. A handful of cities also have contested races for city government positions. Voters across the county will be asked to renew the countywide sales tax of one-half of one percent. Milam says she doesn’t expect to see more than a quarter of the county’s voters at the booths. Perry County Clerk Jared Kutz admittted Tuesday’s race will be a slow one. Among the few contested is the Altenburg mayoral race, which Kutz said could drive up voter participation within the city, though it’s not likely to affect the county’s overall numbers. He expects 1,800 to 2,000 votes will be cast Tuesday, or 14 percent to 17 percent countywide participation. Polling places open at 6 a.m. and remain open until 7 p.m. Tuesday.