Today's primary election involves the political parties nominating candidates for the November general election.
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 â€“ one for presiding commissioner and the other for circuit clerk and ex officio
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.