Municipal, school races on ballots today

Cole County Clerk Marvin Register is not estimating how many voters will come to the polls for today’s election.

“We’ve had more people come in and vote today (Monday) than in the past six weeks,” Register said. “That could lead to more people coming out to vote.”

Municipal board and council races along with school board races are on today’s ballot throughout the county.

All Jefferson City residents will decide if the city should change its charter to eliminate primary elections.

Fourth Ward Jefferson City residents have the only City Council race to decide between incumbent Carrie Tergin and challenger Glen Costales.

Five candidates are also vying for three seats on the Jefferson City School Board. John Ruth and Tami Turner are incumbents while Ken Theroff who was appointed to fill Marie People’s seat last November is seeking to win his first election. Harold Coots and Steve Bruce are also seeking to win their first elections.

For the Blair Oaks School Board, six candidates are seeking three open seats. Tim Van Ronzelen and Matt Fifer are incumbents while Peggy Luebbert, who served on the board between 2009-11, is running once more. Dawn and Bret Brooks as well as Alicia Luebbering are seeking their first terms on the board.

Polls open at 6 a.m. today and close at 7 p.m. For a complete list of voting locations and sample ballots, visit the Cole County clerk’s website, at


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