Election Violation News Graphic

Former candidate for Sullivan County First District Commissioner pleads “Not Guilty” to election offenses

A former candidate for Sullivan County First District Commissioner charged with misdemeanor committing class four election offenses entered a plea of not guilty on February 4th. Online court information shows Colin Norman Sorhus of Green Castle was formally arraigned, and the case was continued to April 22nd. Sullivan County Second District Commissioner Michael Todd Williams […]

Election Violation News Graphic

Two in Sullivan County charged with election offenses

The Sullivan County Second District Commissioner and a former candidate for First District Commissioner have been charged with misdemeanor committing class four election offenses after a political advertisement was published in the Milan Standard in July. Michael Todd Williams of Browning and Colin Norman Sorhus of Green Castle are scheduled for arraignment on February 4th. […]

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 […]

Polling Place Vote Graphic by Randall Mann

Polling places in Grundy County remain the same as August election, Sullivan County Clerk offers curbside voting

Grundy County’s eight polling places on Tuesday will be the same as those used for the August primary election. Each polling place has either two of the rural Townships or a Trenton Ward plus a Township. Changes made earlier this year due to the closing of the Tindall location include Lincoln Township voters joining those […]

Absentee Voting

Absentee voting begins in Missouri for November election

Local election authorities have begun mailing out ballots to Missourians who have requested to vote absentee by mail in the General Election. Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft is traveling around Missouri this week to share what the different voting options are for November. “The election authorities did a great job of printing all those ballots […]

Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway

State Auditor Nicole Galloway: “We need a reset on our coronavirus strategy”

State Auditor Nicole Galloway has spent the week touring Missouri as part of her bid for governor. She has visited Hannibal, Cape Girardeau, Joplin, and Sedalia. Galloway is the Democratic nominee and faces Republican Governor Mike Parson in November’s General Election. Much of Galloway’s focus during her visits have been critical of Parson’s approach to […]

Medicaid

What does Medicaid expansion mean for Missourians

Missourians on Tuesday voted to pass Amendment 2, an amendment to the state’s constitution which will expand the pool of people who are eligible to receive Medicaid. Medicaid is a state and federally funded program to provide health care for low-income Americans. Missouri’s Medicaid program is called ‘MO HealthNet.’ Under current restrictions, Missourians are only […]

Election 2020

Some Missouri election authorities expanding polling places for August primary election

Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft says 21 of the state’s 116 election jurisdictions are increasing the number of polling places for the August primary election, compared to the 2016 primary. A press release from Ashcroft’s office says some polling places are being consolidated into larger venues, creating an efficient flow of voters and more […]

Absentee Voting

Missouri Legislature gives final approval to absentee ballot legislation; photo ID requirement stripped out

Absentee ballot legislation that expands voting by mail through the rest of 2020 is on its way to Missouri Governor Mike Parson’s desk, after receiving final approval from the House in Jefferson City on Friday evening. The final House vote was 121-24 and came with about 30 minutes to spare before the mandatory 6 p.m. […]

Elections (Vote or Voting)

Daviess County races on the ballot for the August Primary Election

There are several races for the Daviess County August Primary Election. Democrat incumbent Sally Black filed for assessor as well as Republicans Aaron Piburn and Joshua Lisle. Incumbent Wayne Uthe and Wayne Creek filed for Second District Commissioner as Republicans, and Greg Houghton filed as a Democrat for the position. Christian Kyle Cornett, Larry J. […]

Elections (Vote or Voting)

Races set for offices in Mercer and Sullivan counties during August Primary Election

There are a couple of races in Mercer County for the August Primary Election. Incumbent Shane Grooms and Justin Porter both filed as Republicans for First District Commissioner. Filing as Republicans for sheriff were Jose Lopez and Jimmy See. Only one candidate filed for other Mercer County offices. Other incumbents seeking reelection include Second District […]

Mercer County Courthouse Princeton

Mercer County Courthouse staff taking precautions against COVID-19

In an effort to avoid spreading the coronavirus, or COVID-19, the employees of the Mercer County Courthouse are taking precautions to limit in-person contact. Individuals may call any of the courthouse offices to inquire if business can be by telephone. Courthouse staff asks that if individuals are feeling sick or experiencing cold or flu-like symptoms, […]

Elections (Vote or Voting)

Another candidate files for Grundy County Second District Commissioner

Another candidate has filed for Grundy County Second District Commissioner subject to the August Primary Election. Martha Roberts filed as a Republican for the position on Wednesday morning. Previous filings for Second District Commissioner were incumbent Joe Brinser and Brad Chumbley, who both filed as Republicans. Incumbent Don Sager, Republican, is the only candidate for […]

2020 Elections vote

Candidate from Worth files for office of State Representative District 2

A candidate from Worth filed on Thursday for State Representative District 2 for the August Primary Election. Bridget Gibson filed as a Democrat at the Missouri Secretary of State’s Office in Jefferson City. Filings Tuesday for Second District State Representative were incumbent J. Eggleston of Maysville as a Republican and Mindi Smith of Union Star as […]

Election 2020

Second candidate files for Grundy County Second District Commissioner

A second candidate has filed for Grundy County Second District Commissioner subject to the August Primary Election. Brad Chumbley filed as a Republican for the position on Wednesday morning. He is currently a Trenton Second Ward city council member. Incumbent Joe Brinser filed for Second District Commissioner on Tuesday. Other incumbents who filed for Grundy […]

2020 Elections vote

Six candidates file for office at Grundy County Courthouse

Candidate filing begins today subject to the August primary election. As of 8 o’clock Tuesday morning, February 25, six candidates had gathered at the Grundy County Courthouse with five of them incumbents. Among those seeking re-election, on the Republican ticket, are Don Sager as First District Commissioner, Joe Brinser as Second District Commissioner, Barb Harris […]