(Waynesville)–Hundreds of Thousands of voters are going to the polls today to vote in Missouri’s Primary Election. The polls are open from 6 o’clock this morning until 7 o’clock this evening.
The voters are selecting their party’s nominee for state offices, except for state auditor…their party’s candidate for Congressional offices…their party’s candidates for the State Senate and State House Representatives..and for county offices…and deciding the fate of Amendment Two, the amendment that would expand Medicaid coverage in the state.
4th District Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler is facing opposition on the Republican ballot. There is a challenger on the Democrat Ballot and two challengers on the Libertarian Ballot.
In Pulaski County, there are five candidates on the Republican ballot for Eastern District Commissioner–Glen Clark, Charles Bassett, Roger Rose, Angie Hale, and Michael Hartley. The Western District Race is between Joe Leuthen, Justin Smith, Rick Zweerink, and Danny Click. Five candidates on vying for Pulaski County Sheriff–Clarence Liberty, Rex Larson, Jimmy Bench, Nick Pappas, and David Etheridge. There are two candidates running for County Assessor–Daniel Whittle and Bryan Baldwin. And two candidates are on the ballot for county coroner–Roger Graves the Second and Johnny Burgess.
The Republican ballot also will contain the names of Don Mayhew of Crocker for 121st District State Representative and Bill Hardwick of Waynesville for State Representative of the 122nd District.
The Democrat ballot contains the name of Yvonne Reeves-Chong of Waynesville for 122nd District State Representative. Hardwick and Reeves-Chong will face each other in the November General Election.
In essence, the voting today will re-elect Mayhew to another term as 121st District State Representative.
Since there will be no opposing candidates in November, the winners of today’s election for Eastern District Commissioner, Western District Commissioner, Sheriff, Assessor, and Coroner will be tantamount to an election to the office.
Loretta Rouse is unopposed for Pulaski County Public Administration and today’s voting with return her to another term in office.
County Clerk Dave Ernst says Covid-19 sanitary efforts are in place for the voters.
You can hear complete Pulaski County election coverage after 7 o’clock this evening on KFBD 97.9 F-M.