City opts to try March primary date for now

Jefferson City plans to keep the March primary date for now, opting to see how it goes this election cycle before deciding whether it should be changed for future years.

Earlier this month, the City Council approved a March primary date after a recently passed state law took away February primary dates, except in cases where a charter city specifically required a February election in the city charter.

Because Jefferson City’s charter does not specifically require a February primary, only that a primary election must take place, the council set the primary for March, but city staff began looking at other options.

The March primary date does create some difficulty as ....

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