Voter ID Law

Missouri Republicans vow to push again for voter ID law

(Missouri Independent) – With several months to go before state lawmakers return for the 2022 legislative session, Republicans are promising to once again push to require photo identification to vote. Committees in the Missouri House and Senate held hearings Tuesday dominated by discussions of requiring a government-issued ID for both in-person and absentee voting. Secretary […]

Grundy Electric Cooperative

Grundy Electric Cooperative announces results of annual membership meeting

Three directors were re-elected, and two bylaw amendments were approved at Thursday evening’s annual membership meeting for Grundy Electric Cooperative. The meeting was conducted on a drive-through basis at the Princeton warehouse. Returning to the board are Adrian Cox of rural Trenton, Dan Lentz of rural Browning, and Alan Guernsey of rural Bethany, who represent […]

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Commentary: Family farms are the solution, corporate agriculture is the problem

DISCLAIMER: This article is a commentary. The statements and opinions contained in the article are those of the author, Tim Gibbons. The opinions expressed by the author do not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of KTTN/KGOZ Radio, staff, management, or webmaster. (Missouri Independent) – Last month, Missouri Rural Crisis Center held a telephone town […]

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Audio: Online auction to be held as fundraiser for Wright Memorial Hospital Foundation and Nurse Navigator Program

An online charity auction will be held to support the Wright Memorial Hospital Foundation’s general fund and the Oncology Nurse Navigator Program at the hospital. Mike Witten and MW Auctions will run the event from April 15th through 24th. Foundation Development Officer Dave Bain says the Foundation hopes to have more than 100 items in […]

Absentee Voting

Nine take advantage of Grundy County Clerk’s special hours on Saturday

During special hours Saturday morning at the Grundy County Clerk’s office, nine people voted absentee for Tuesday’s election. That brought to 95 the number of absentee ballots returned to the county clerk’s office with another 24 ballots requested but not yet returned. Absentee voting will be held on Monday until 5 p.m. at county clerk’s […]

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County Clerk to open on Saturday in Grundy and Livingston County for absentee voting

The Grundy County Clerk’s office will be open special hours on Saturday morning for individuals wishing to vote absentee in Tuesday’s election. The special hours are from 8 until noon on Saturday. The Grundy County Clerk’s office is on the second floor of the courthouse in Trenton. The Livingston County Clerk’s office in Chillicothe will […]

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Audio: Missouri House gives final approval to large election legislation; bill includes photo ID requirement

Legislation that requires a photo ID and the use of a paper ballot was given final approval by the Missouri House in Jefferson City on Thursday. The vote, primarily along party lines, was 109-48. House Bill 738 is sponsored by veteran State Rep. Don Rone (R-Portageville), who represents the Bootheel. Rone was unable to make it to the […]

Absentee Voting

Audio: Livingston County Clerk testifies in Jefferson City on Bill relating to absentee ballots

Missouri lawmakers in both parties were surprised to learn Wednesday that absentee ballots cast by voters who later died should NOT have counted, under current state law.   The issue came up numerous times during a Missouri House elections committee hearing on Wednesday. Carrollton GOP State Representative Peggy McGaugh and her colleagues in both parties […]

Absentee Voting

Absentee ballots for the April 6th election now available at the Livingston County Clerk’s office

Absentee ballots for the April 6th Municipal Election are available in the Livingston County Clerk’s Office in the courthouse in Chillicothe. Residents wanting to vote absentee may contact the office from 8:30 to 4:30 to inquire about the process. The last day to register to vote is March 10th for the April 6th election. The […]

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Daviess County residents encouraged to contact county clerk if there are questions about voting eligibility

Daviess County Clerk Ronetta Burton encourages county residents who want to vote in the April 6th Municipal Election to contact her office to see if they are eligible to vote absentee in person or by mail. She says that will allow residents to stay sheltered at home and still be able to vote. Absentee voting […]

Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft

Audio: Secretary of State Ashcroft says Missouri conducted four safe, secure elections in 2020

Missouri’s Secretary of State is praising poll workers across the state, for their assistance with four major elections in 2020. Republican Jay Ashcroft notes those elections included Missouri’s presidential preference primary, the August primary, and November.     The General Assembly in May approved bipartisan legislation expanding absentee voting to those 65 and older or […]

Presidential Election 2020

Audio: Over 800 thousand mail-in and absentee ballots cast in Missouri; 75% of voters expected to show at polls

Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft says nearly 828,000 mail-in and absentee ballots combined have been returned to the state’s local election authorities for the general election. In the 2016 general election, roughly 282,000 absentee votes were counted.     Ashcroft expects about 75% of Missouri’s voters to cast a ballot in the election.   […]