Election Day is Tuesday

bbashioum@demo-mo.comAugust 1, 2014 

Primary Election Day is almost here.

Polls will be open open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 5, for Cass County voters to vote on a number of issues and candidates.

The deadline to register to vote in the general municipal election was July 9.

Countywide, there’s three Republican contested races in the works for the offices of Presiding Commissioner, Auditor and Division 3 Associate Circuit Court Judge.

There will also be a host of uncontested candidates listed on the ballot for the offices of Division 4 and 5 circuit judges, Republicans; County Clerk, Republican and Democrat; Auditor, Democrat; Collector, Democrat; Circuit Clerk, Republican; Recorder of Deeds, Republican and Libertarian; Prosecuting Attorney, Republican and Democrat; and Presiding Commissioner, Democrat and Libertarian.

Several other communities will be hosting their own elections, as well.

Voters in Peculiar will have two ballot questions specific to their city on the ballot, including a proposal for a 1-cent fuel tax that would generate about $100,000 annually for the city to spend on streets improvements, as well as request to annex four tracts of land into the city limits.

East Lynne School District voters will be asked for authorization to fully eliminate the Proposition C Sales Tax Rollback in its operating levy. If approved, the levy would be adjusted from $4.0928 to $4.6869 per $100 of assessed value.

Mt. Pleasant Special Road District constituents are being asked to support a 35-cent levy tax per $100 of assessed valuation to provide funds to support the district.

There are also a number of statewide races local voters are being asked to weigh in on, including:

The U.S. Representative District 4 race: Incumbent Vicky Hartzler is being challenged by Republican opponent John Webb.

State Representative candidates, both Republicans and Democrats, for Districts 33, 37, 56 and 57, are uncontested.

Statewide voters will also be weighing in on several non-partisan issues, including Constitutional Amendments 1, 5, 7, 8 and 9.

A countywide sample ballot is available on the Cass County Clerk’s website (www.casscounty.com).

For more information about voting, contact the Cass County Clerk’s Office at 816-380-8102, or visit their office on the first floor of the Cass County Courthouse, 102 E. Wall St., Harrisonville. The office is open 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, including over the lunch hour.

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