Election Day – Local Issues Dot the Ballot

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — It’s an election day in Missouri, but not everyone has issues to vote on.

This is a local public election, for municipalities and local governments and only a few issues will be decided in southwest Missouri counties.

However, this will be the first election in Missouri since the state’s new voter ID law took effect.

In order to vote, the law now requires you to show a government-issued photo ID…or show a voter registration card, Missouri school ID, or government document.  Read more about the new requirement here: https://www.Sos.Mo.Gov/showit2vote

Among the items on today’s ballot is a vote for a 20 cent tax increase to build more libraries in christian county and expand the ozark library.

Several sales taxes are on the ballot–including a one-quarter cent issue in Republic to pay for infrastructure and capital improvements.  Voters in Fair Grove will decide a use tax at the same rate of the local sales tax rate.

One state election also takes places today for the 28th district Senate seat.  The seat became vacant when former state Sen. Mike Parson, R-Bolivar, was sworn in as Missouri’s new Lieutenant Governor in January.

You can follow election results after the polls close at 7:00 tonight at this link

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