Chaffee, Benton voters to decide use-tax measures (3/17/18)Voters in the cities of Chaffee and Benton, Missouri, will decide April 3 if use taxes will be charged on out-of-state purchases and internet sales. Each ballot measure needs a simple majority to pass. The use tax would be levied at the same rate as the city sales tax, Chaffee and Benton officials said...
Greitens likely won't campaign for Missouri Senate candidate (3/13/18)JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri Republican Senate candidate Josh Hawley appears to be distancing himself from the state's embattled governor as he prepares to kick into full gear his campaign to unseat Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill. Hawley announced his candidacy in October, but so far he's been relatively absent from the campaign trail. ...
Missouri House passes bill to require legal names on ballot (3/6/18)JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — A Missouri lawmaker facing a campaign challenge by a professional wrestler is sponsoring a bill to require candidates to use their legal last names or maiden names when running for office. The House voted 125-26 Monday to send the measure to the Senate. ...
Bill would require legal last names on candidate filing (3/5/18)JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The Missouri House is considering requiring a political hopeful's legal last name when they declare their candidacy for office. House members this past week gave the proposal initial approval in a voice vote. It could come up for a final House vote in the next week...
Cape County Democrats to push initiative petition drives (2/27/18)The Cape Girardeau County Democratic Party will push petition drives to put two measures on the statewide ballot in November, local party chairman Jonathan Kessler said Monday. One is the “Clean Missouri” initiative that seeks to make state government more transparent and ensure neither political party is given an unfair advantage when new legislative district maps are drawn after the next census, Kessler said...
Roy Moore backs Missouri candidate who slammed feminists (2/27/18)KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Defeated Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore said he’s endorsing a longshot Missouri candidate who recently drew attention for a Facebook post criticizing feminists. Moore, a Republican, lost the Alabama Senate race to Democrat Doug Jones in December amid accusations of sexual misconduct with teenage girls. ...
Indictment of Missouri governor could have political ripples (2/26/18)JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- It didn't take long after Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens was indicted for alleged invasion of privacy for Missouri Democrats to tie him to Attorney General Josh Hawley, the presumed GOP front runner in Missouri's hotly contested U.S. Senate race...
Critics target partisan gerrymandering with state reforms (2/26/18)JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Responding to complaints about partisan gerrymandering, several states this year are considering changing the criteria used to draw congressional and state legislative districts or shifting the task from elected officials to citizen commissions...
Pa. court redraws political map (2/20/18)HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Pennsylvania's high court issued a new congressional district map for the state's 2018 elections on Monday, potentially giving Democrats a boost in their quest to capture control of the U.S. House unless Republicans can to stop it in federal court...
What to wear at polls? High court will have a say (2/20/18)WASHINGTON -- A "Make America Great Again" hat. A tea party T-shirt. A MoveOn.org button. Wear any one of those items to vote in Minnesota, and a poll worker will probably ask you to remove it or cover it up. Like a number of states, Minnesota bars voters from wearing political items to the polls to reduce the potential for confrontations or voter intimidation. ...
Federal vote-protection efforts lag ahead of first primaries (2/14/18)With the first primaries of the 2018 elections less than a month away, you might expect federal officials to be wrapping up efforts to safeguard the vote against expected Russian interference. You'd be wrong. Federal efforts to help states button down elections systems have crawled, hamstrung in part by wariness of federal meddling. ...
Amanda Oesch to run for Scott County prosecuting attorney (2/7/18)Benton, Missouri, area lawyer Amanda Oesch announced she will run for Scott County prosecuting attorney. “For as long as I can remember, I wanted to be an attorney. But not just any kind of attorney ... a Prosecutor. My heart, my passion is prosecution,” she said in a post on her campaign’s Facebook page...
Missouri's McCaskill says she doesn't take Sykes seriously (1/27/18)COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Democratic U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill on Friday said she doesn't take seriously a longshot Republican candidate for her seat who is facing criticism for his comments about women. McCaskill said after a campaign event at the University of Missouri in Columbia she feels sorry for Courtland Sykes if he really believes the remarks he recently posted on Facebook...
New voter ID cards coming in Cape County (1/23/18)New voter identification cards will be mailed out in the next few days, according to a news release from the Cape Girardeau County Clerk's office. Included will be a voter information guide, which will include updated information about Missouri's new photo identification requirement, which began June 1...
3 mayor candidates in Scott City; former mayor Porch files for council seat (1/18/18)Scott City Mayor Norman Brant will face two challengers in the April election, including the man he replaced, and another former mayor of the Scott County town is running for a council seat. The filing period ended Tuesday. Brant is opposed by Robert Foulk and former mayor Ron Cummins, who was elected mayor in April 2016 and resigned last year amid allegations he abused his position...
McCaskill raises $2.9M for re-election bid (1/9/18)JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Democratic U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill’s re-election campaign says she raised close to $2.9 million in the past few months. Spokeswoman Meira Bernstein on Monday said McCaskill spent about $941,000 in the same three-month period. ...
Increasing number of women expected to enter races (1/3/18)ATLANTA -- Inside a classroom on the campus of a community college in downtown Dallas, a group of two dozen women took turns sharing their names, hometowns and what they hoped would be their future titles. Congresswoman. Dallas County judge. State representative...
Some voters opted for Mickey Mouse in bitter U.S. Senate race (1/2/18)MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Mickey Mouse. Nick Saban. Any Other Republican. Those were some of names that got write-in votes in the Alabama Senate election as voters suggested their own alternatives to Sen.-elect Doug Jones and Republican Roy Moore in the Alabama Senate race...
April 2017 election • local contested races
Jackson School District Prop J
Fruitland Fire District tax
Chaffee school bond issue
Scott County Central school bond issue
Oran school bond issue
Perry County school tax issue
Jackson alcohol issue
Cape Girardeau School Board
Altenburg School Board
Chaffee School Board
Scott County Central School Board
Kelly School Board*
* Mississippi Co. votes were not immediately available
Advance School Board
Oak Ridge School Board
Delta School Board
Meadow Heights School Board
Leopold School Board
Woodland School Board
City of Perryville Ward 1 alderman
City of Chaffee Ward 1 councilman
City of Chaffee Ward 2 councilman
City of Chaffee Ward 4 councilman
City of Scott City Ward 3 councilman
City of Advance Ward 2 alderman
Village of Gordonville Board of Trustees
City of Marble Hill Ward 1 alderman
City of Marble Hill Ward 2 alderman
Scott County Rural Fire District Board of Directors
For statewide races, go here http://enr.sos.mo.gov/%5CEnrNet/
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