Unions deliver signatures to block right-to-work in Missouri (8/20/17)JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Opponents forced the suspension Friday of a new Missouri law banning mandatory union fees after they delivered dozens of boxes of signed petitions demanding it be put to a public vote. More than 1,000 people hoping to block the right-to-work law rallied at the Capitol and marched to the Secretary of State's Office to hand off signatures...
McCaskill, possible rival Hawley meet at Missouri State Fair (8/18/17)SEDALIA, Mo. -- Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill and her potential Republican rival, Attorney General Josh Hawley, met for the first time Thursday at the Missouri State Fair and discussed a rare area of agreement: efforts to combat human trafficking...
Schmitt backs Hawley for U.S. Senate bid (8/17/17)JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri Treasurer Eric Schmitt said he’s backing fellow Republican Attorney General Josh Hawley to run for the U.S. Senate seat held by Democrat Claire McCaskill. Schmitt had expressed interest in a U.S. Senate run, but Tuesday announced he won’t seek the Republican nomination. ...
Missouri governor sets date to fill vacant legislative seats (8/3/17)JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Special elections will be held Nov. 7 to fill vacant Missouri state Senate and House seats. Republican Gov. Eric Greitens on Monday set the election date for the seats of former Reps. Tila Hubrecht and Randy Dunn. Republican Hubrecht left her seat in June to work as a nurse. ...
Groups say Missouri not following voter registration rules (7/7/17)JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Several voter-rights advocacy groups say the state of Missouri is not following federal requirements on providing voter registrations. The League of Women Voters of Missouri and four other groups sent a letter Thursday to Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft and to Joel Waters, director of the state Department of Revenue. ...
Former Libertarian presidential hopeful makes bid for Senate (7/6/17)PECULIAR, Mo. -- A former Libertarian presidential candidate is seeking the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill. Austin Petersen announced his candidacy July 4 during a party on his family farm in Peculiar, about 30 miles south of Kansas City...
Court OKs Missouri right-to-work ballot rundowns by Democrat (6/28/17)JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri appellate judges are reinstating descriptions of initiative petitions against right-to-work laws that were approved by the former Democratic secretary of state. The Missouri Court of Appeals’ Western District on Tuesday ruled eight of 10 original summaries of the petitions were sufficient. ...
Jefferson County Democrat to run for 8th District seat (6/25/17)Jefferson County, Missouri, psychotherapist and addiction counselor Kathy Ellis has announced she will run as a Democratic candidate for the 8th District congressional seat in 2018. Ellis, who resides in Festus, Missouri, said she was "saddened and angry" about the election of Donald Trump as president...
Missouri judge rewords right-to-work referendum summary (6/23/17)JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — A Missouri circuit judge said Republican Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft’s office wrote a confusing and grammatically incorrect summary of a referendum to repeal right to work. A summary is meant to help voters understand ballot measures. ...
2 groups file lawsuit to halt Missouri's voter ID law (6/11/17)ST. LOUIS -- Two civil-rights organizations are suing to stop Missouri's new voter-ID law, with their attorneys calling it a gimmick designed to block people from voting. The lawsuit was filed Thursday in Jefferson City by the American Civil Liberties Union and the Advancement Project on behalf of the Missouri NAACP and the League of Women Voters of Missouri...
Missouri official: IDs available for voters who need them (6/2/17)ST. LOUIS — A spokeswoman for Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft said voters who need free identification cards required by a new state law can get them beginning Thursday. A constitutional amendment approved by voters in November requires photo IDs for voting, with some exceptions. ...
Lawmaker to host voter-ID seminar in Jackson (6/1/17)Missouri’s new voter-identification law goes into effect today, and on June 7, state Rep. Donna Lichtenegger will visit Jackson to hold an informational meeting as part of the ShowIt2Vote educational campaign. The Jackson Senior Center at 2690 Traveler’s Way in Jackson will host the event from 4 to 5 p.m...
GOP House hopeful Greg Gianforte charged with assault (5/26/17)BOZEMAN, Mont. -- The Republican candidate in the nationally watched election Thursday for Montana's sole congressional seat has been charged with misdemeanor assault. He is accused of grabbing a reporter by the neck and throwing him to the ground. Voters were deciding in the special election Thursday whether Republican Greg Gianforte or Democrat Rob Quist would fill the U.S. ...
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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