While the election today includes voting on candidates, there are several persons who automatically assume their offices since they are with entities that by state law, were not required to have an election.
That's because an exact number of candidates filed by the deadline for positions up for election this year.
In fact, there are ten such situations in Grundy County. Here's the list:
Don Altes and Barbara Cox retain seats on the Grundy county nursing home district board of directors.
Steve Busch and Doctor John Holcomb continue their positions on the Board of Trustees of North Central Missouri College.
Taking seats on Grundy R-5's board of education are Larry Cook, Tyson Christy, and Abe Carver.
For the Laredo R-7 board of education, it's Jim Marsh, Stephen Lowrey, and Jason Meeker.
For the Spickard R-2 school board, it's Lindsay Glenn, Roger Bonnett, and Kendall Nienhuser.
Both Newtown Harris and Meadville have small parcels of land in northeast and southeast Grundy county respectively. Taking seats at Newtown Harris are Jack Wells, Chris Gibson, and Joni Oaks. For the Meadville school board, it's Lendy Donoho, Kristy Newlin, and Kathy Seckington.
The only candidate to file for the Laredo fire district board was Kenneth Meeker.
Assuming a seat on the Grundy county public water district board is Rodney George. For the Livingston county public water district number three, which comes into southern Grundy county, it'll be Larry Schmidt and Clayton Williams.
None of these groups will have any election expense Tuesday.
The remaining entities having an election tomorrow will incur the costs of the balloting. The number of registered voters within each entity is used to determine a pro-rated share of the election costs. The bulk of the costs, this year, will be born by Grundy County, the city of Trenton, and Trenton R-9 school district.