Election Day in Missouri - Several Area Issues

By KOLR10 News

Published 04/07 2014 05:16PM

Updated 04/08 2014 08:06AM

SPRINGFIELD, Mo.-- Several issues will be decided today, and candidates chosen, in the April municipal elections in Missouri.

Springfield voters will decide whether to repeal a sales tax that pays for the police and fire pension fund.

Five years ago the pension was $200 million dollars under funded. If voters want to keep the 3/4 cent tax they actually have to vote "no" on Tuesday, April 8.

Polls open at 6 am and close at 7 pm.

The Greene County Clerk gave advice on understanding the pension vote and says some residents will have a hard time voting because of closures.

"I think the people that vote...will be well informed people. There will be a lot of people who will try and vote tomorrow and won't be able to because we have ten of our polling places closed. I think if they just read the ballot, read the issue and pay close attention to the last two sentences they'll get it," Richard Struckhoff, Greene County Clerk said.

Get complete election returns after the polls close HERE

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