Today is August election day in the State of Missouri

Today is August election day in the State of Missouri. And, since there are no statewide political races and no statewide propositions nor resolutions to vote on, turnout will be limited to those counties and precincts that have local issues on the ballot. In Pulaski County, voters in the Richland School District will be voting on Proposition KIDS, which will raise the school district’s operational tax levy by 90 cents per hundred dollars of assessed valuation, phased in over a 3-year period. Most of the votes will be cast at the Richland polling location at Richland City Hall, but a scattering of votes could be cast by a few residents in Laclede and Camden counties. Meanwhile, voters in Waynesville are casting ballots on Question One, which would impose a 3 percent sales tax on recreational marijuana sales in the city, and St. Robert voters will decide the fate of Proposition A, which would impose a 3 percent sales tax, also on recreational marijuana sales. The polling place for Waynesville voters is the Ark Community and Sports Center on Highway 17 South. St. Robert’s polling place is in the Community Center on J. H. Williamson Drive. And a few registered voters in the Laquey precinct could show up to vote at Laquey School if they live in the area served by the Hazelgreen Rural Fire Department, which wants to raise its property tax by 30 cents on the one hundred dollars of assessed valuation. The Richland, Laquey, Waynesville, and St. Robert polling places will be open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. today. KFBD-FM the Source will be broadcasting election results from the County Clerk’s office as soon as those results have been tabulated.