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News : Local Overview Of Today's Election
Posted by Randy on 2014/8/5 4:00:54 (328 reads) News by the same author

Today's primary election involves the political parties nominating candidates for the November general election.
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Local issues will be decided in two counties and one town. Five constitutional amendments will be voted on statewide.

The polls are open until 7 o'clock tonight in Missouri. KTTN News will begin our election coverage shortly after 7 o'clock this evening. We'll also have reports from
the Missourinet tonight.

In a review of candidates facing competition in the primary, there are ten races for nomination. Without mentioning names in any of those contests, there's a race for Grundy county circuit clerk and ex officio recorder. Two races are featured in Mercer
County – one for presiding commissioner and the other for circuit clerk and ex officio
recorder.

Those with races for presiding commissioner are Livingston and Caldwell counties. There's a contest for Putnam county clerk. Three races are in Harrison County
They're for associate circuit judge, recorder, and prosecuting attorney. All of these races
are in the Republican Party. A race for a Democratic party nomination is for recorder
in Daviess County. Republican races are in affected counties for third and seventh
district state representatives in the Missouri House; as well as both Republican and
Democrat contests for Sixth District Congress across northern Missouri.

As for issues, Grundy County decides the local use tax measure; Caldwell County votes on a five cent tax levy to fund services for senior citizens; and Gilman City votes on 300-thousand dollars in revenue bonds for water and sewer system improvements.

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