March 31, 2011
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Turnout greater than expected
Voters easily passed a renewal of Jefferson City's half-cent capital improvements sales tax.
Voters in Holts Summit overwhelmingly approved a $7 million sewer bond on Tuesday.
Here are unofficial final results from voting on Tuesday in Cole County.
Despite the controversial trash measure on Tuesday’s ballot in Jefferson City, Cole County Clerk Marvin Register believes that won’t drive up the number of people going to vote.
News Tribune editorial
Twelve percent may be a great interest rate, but it’s a pitiful voter turnout. Cole County Clerk Marvin Register, the county’s chief election authority, predicts a meager 12 percent of voters will cast ballots in Tuesday’s election.
Proponents of Prop. A say public wants a choice; opponents say trash program is working
Almost from the point that the proposition to eliminate the requirement that Jefferson City trash be collected only by an authorized collector was put on Tuesday’s ballot, there have been strong opinions about its potential effect from both sides.
Blair Oaks district voters will be asked to chose three of four candidates for a three-year school board term Tuesday.
Each cite desire to help district continue to grow
Two incumbents and two newcomers seek to join the Jefferson City Public Schools Board of Education for a three-year term. Three seats are being filled in Tuesday’s elections, and the winners will be the three candidates getting the most votes in the nonpartisan contest.
Whether they are an incumbent or a challenger, candidates for the Jefferson City Council will have plenty of hot-button issues to deal with right off the bat. As such, the candidates have given significant thought to many of the projects and issues currently facing the city.