Politics
5:45 am
Tue April 5, 2011

Mid-Missouri Heads to the Polls

It’s Election Day in mid-Missouri. Polling stations throughout Boone County and Cole County opened at 6 this morning, and remain open until 7 tonight.

Before voters head out to the polls today, Boone County Clerk Wendy Noren explains what Boone County voters will see on their ballots for this election.

“This is the annual school and municipal election and we have nine different school districts in the county and most of those districts do have members of their school board on the ballot,” Noren said.

Noren says in Columbia, voters will pick city council members in the first and fifth wards and vote on two propositions. There are also issues on the ballot pertaining to schools in southern Boone County and an election for the Boone County Hospital board of trustees.

Cole County Clerk Marvin Register gives us an overview of the Jefferson City ballot.

“On our ballot here in Jefferson City will be the school board, the city council elections, prosecuting attorney, and the municipal judge and the question on the trash,” Register said.

The “question on the trash” is a ballot initiative to determine whether the city will require an authorized trash service to dispose of waste or allow trash disposal to be taken care of by unauthorized collectors.

Follow these links below to the Boone and Cole county clerks’ websites to find out more information about ballot issues and polling places:

http://www.showmeboone.com/clerk/

http://www.colecounty.org/clerk/home.htm

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