Primary Day Key Races and Issues

Missouri voters will head to the election polls today to decide several key issues and races.

Locally, voters will decide which Republican candidate will go up against Democrat candidate, Crystal Stephens in the November General Election for the 18th district Missouri State Senate. The four candidates are Cindy O’Laughlin, Craig Redmon, Lindell Shumake and Nate Walker. The winner in November will take the state senate seat currently held by Brian Munzlinger, who is unable to run again due to term limits.

Also, voters will decide on the Adair County Presiding Commisioner. The Republican candidates are: Molly McKim Balliew, Thomas Daugherty, Mark Shahan, Sam F. Berendzen, Myles G. Kelly, and Alan Whittom. And the Democrat Candidates are: Rick Steele, Richard Morelock.

Voters across the state will decide on a Right-to-work measure. It asks Missourians if they want to adopt a bill which prohibits as a condition of employment forced union membership or dues.

Six Democratic challengers are vying for incumbent Claire McCaskill’s U.S. Senate seat.

In the Missouri State Auditor’s race, four Republicans are running to take on Democratic State Auditor Nicole Galloway in November.

Voters in the South Shelby School District will vote on a measure that could change its boundaries. Proposition 1 would move the western section of the Shelby County R-4 School District into the neighboring Macon R-1 School District. If the boundary change issue passes in both school districts, the boundary change would go into effect tomorrow.

Several Northeast Missouri counties have tax measures on their ballots.

Polls are open 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.