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. ...
Trump launches commission to investigate voter fraud (5/12/17)WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump signed an executive order Thursday launching a commission to review alleged voter fraud and voter suppression, building upon his unsubstantiated claims millions of people voted illegally in the 2016 election. The White House said the president's "Advisory Commission on Election Integrity" would examine allegations of improper voting and fraudulent voter registration in states and across the nation...
In Wisconsin, ID law proved insurmountable for many voters (5/10/17)MILWAUKEE -- State Sen. Mary Lazich was adamant: The bill Republicans were about to push through the Wisconsin state Senate, requiring voters present identification at the polls, would do no harm. "Not a single voter in this state will be disenfranchised by the ID law," Lazich promised...
Cape councilman Bob Fox to run for mayor (4/21/17)Cape Girardeau Ward 5 Councilman Bob Fox will run for mayor in 2018. Fox announced his candidacy Thursday. He is seeking to replace Mayor Harry Rediger, who no longer can serve because of term limits. Rediger is finishing his second, four-year term as mayor, having first been elected to that post in 2010...
First-ever female mayor takes office in St. Louis (4/19/17)ST. LOUIS — St. Louis’ first-ever female mayor is officially in office. Democrat Lyda Krewson was sworn in Tuesday. She won a hard-fought Democratic primary in March and won easily in the April 4 general election in the heavily-Democratic city. Krewson replaces four-term Democrat Francis Slay, who chose not to run again. ...
McCaskill discusses bipartisanship, Trump, health care during town-hall meeting (4/13/17)SIKESTON, Mo. — U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill admitted some of her colleagues questioned the wisdom of her decision to hold eight town halls meetings this week in Missouri. Many of those meetings, they pointed out, are in areas that had voted overwhelmingly for President Donald Trump...
Voters pass Jackson school bond issue (4/5/17)Jackson High School is getting a new building. With 21 of 21 precincts reporting, Proposition J passed with 3,210 votes of 4,426 total in Tuesday's municipal election. Proposition J, a $22 million bond issue, allows the school district to maintain a $0.3708 debt-service levy on personal property taxes rather than raise taxes directly. ...
Fruitland passes tax for full-time firefighters (4/5/17)Voters in the Fruitland Area Fire Protection District narrowly approved a tax increase Tuesday that fire officials said will allow for full-time staffing at the main station. Fire chief Rob Francis said the outcome will allow firefighters to respond faster to fires and medical calls...
Area schools all pass bond issues; Cape school board member unseated (4/5/17)Voters turned out across the board for schools Tuesday, passing ballot issues in Chaffee, Scott Central Perry County and Oran school districts. One incumbent on the Cape Girardeau School Board was unseated. Tracy Curtis was the top vote-getter in the race to fill three spots on the board, taking roughly 22 percent of the vote...
Voter turnout low in Tuesday's election (4/5/17)Most registered voters didn't vote Tuesday. Less than 13 percent of Cape Girardeau County's approximately 50,000 registered voters cast ballots, according to election returns. "It's right about what I thought," Cape Girardeau County Clerk Kara Clark Summers said...
Ferguson mayor who handled Brown shooting fallout re-elected (4/5/17)FERGUSON, Mo. -- Ferguson, Missouri's top elected official in the tumultuous 32 months since the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown won another three-year term Tuesday. James Knowles III, the mayor who was the public face of Ferguson after Brown's death in August 2014, held off a challenge from city Councilwoman Ella Jones, who was seeking to become the St. ...
St. Louis elects first-ever female mayor (4/5/17)ST. LOUIS -- St. Louis' newly elected mayor is promising to help the city reduce the sort of violent crime that devastated her own family two decades ago. Democrat Lyda Krewson easily won over Republican Andrew Jones and four other candidates in the general election Tuesday. Her narrow victory over city Treasurer Tishaura Jones in the March primary made her the odds-on favorite to win the race in the heavily Democratic city...
Area voters to decide tax, bond issues Tuesday (4/2/17)Area voters on Tuesday will decide the fate of a number of school tax and bond issue measures designed to fund construction projects. Millions of dollars are on the line for schools and fire districts, while scores of people are vying for school board and city council and aldermanic races across the region.
Election officials predict few voters will go to the polls Tuesday (4/2/17)Few area voters will go to the polls Tuesday, election officials said. "People don't turn out for April elections," Scott County Clerk Rita Milam said. She estimated about 18 percent of Scott County's more than 25,000 registered voters will cast ballots...
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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