Election 2020

Primary Election: A review of north Missouri election issues and candidates

Candidates will be nominated by their respective political parties in today’s primary election to have their names on general election ballots in November. The poll sites are open until 7 o’clock this evening across Missouri. KTTN news plans to announce results, as they become available this evening while also carrying portions of the Kansas City […]

Grundy County Courthouse Trenton Missouri

Grundy County Commission approves formula for distribution of CARES Act funds

The Grundy County Commission Tuesday, July 28th approved a funding formula for county CARES Act funding. The formula uses percentages of assessed valuation for distribution to taxable entities within the legal borders of Grundy County. Any funds not distributed initially will be compiled for a second round of distribution to entities on an as-needed basis. […]

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 […]

Missouri Governor Mike Parson

Governor Parson takes security measures to safeguard election process

Governor Mike Parson took security measures to safeguard the election process and protect Missouri voters during COVID-19 by signing SB 631 into law.  “Any Missourian affected by COVID-19 should still be able to vote, including those who are sick or considered at-risk,” Governor Parson said. “I applaud Senator Dan Hegeman, Representative Dan Shaul, and the rest of […]

Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft

Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft: “It’s just not the most secure way to hold an election”

The Missouri Legislature has adopted a bill that would allow more mail-in voting during this year’s August and November elections. Voters could cast an absentee ballot by saying they are ill if they are 65 or older, live in a nursing home, or have certain health problems. All other voters could mail in their ballot […]

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. […]

Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft

Secretary of State, Jay Ashcroft, delivers cleaning supplies for elections to Grundy County Courthouse

Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft delivered cleaning supplies and other items to the Grundy County Courthouse in Trenton on Wednesday to be used for elections. County Clerk Betty Spickard says the items included hand sanitizer, face masks and shields, and floor strips and signs to promote social distancing at the polls. The supplies were furnished […]