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April Election in Christian County

On February 24, 2018, in Election, Event, Uncategorized, by Christian County Democrats

Only one contested race (Sparta)in 6 municipalities and only 4 contested races for school boards (Billings, Chadwick, Spokane, and Sparta).

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Billings: A new mayoral candidate, David Rauch, is running uncontested. Incumbents Holly Fender, Mickey Brown, and Jessie Coker will remain in their seats for 2 more years. Four people are running for two school board seats: Lyndell Plowman, Chris Bos, Mike Tomlinson, and Karley Reeves.

Chadwick: School District has 3 people running for two open seats: Chad Sallee, Andrew Rice, and Colton Jones.

Clever: Looks like the current Mayor Jaredd King and two alderman, Jim McWilliams and Charlene Fraser are running again uncontested. Incumbents Justin Peebles and Chris Garrett will keep their School District seats.

Highlandville: No changes; George Pezold and Joe Gault are running unopposed. NO ELECTION.

Nixa: No contested races for city council or school board. Scott Perryman will replace Ryan Keating on the City Council and Matthew Barker will keep his seat. School board candidates RaeLynn Anderson and Josh Roberts will retain their seats.

Ozark: Only incumbents filed to keep their seats, so Nathan Posten, Bruce Galloway, and Heather Alder will remain on the Board of Aldermen and Aaron Johns and Patty Quessenberry will stay on the School Board.

Sparta: Valorie Watts is running uncontested for Ward 1 alderman, but in Ward 2 voters will decide between Steve Otten and Rosalie Watts. There are three people running for two positions on the School Board: Betty Braden,  Dennis Lilly, and Jacob Finney.

Spokane: School Board has four candidates running for two seats: Derek Hime, Carrie Rantz, Linda Mae Goodall, and Aaron Winslow.

Other items on the ballot: Christian County Health Dept. Board of Directors, Fremont Hills and Saddlebrooke municipal boards, road commissioners in various road districts, board of directors of local fire districts, use taxes for the cities of Ozark and Nixa, and Ozarks Technical Community College property tax levies. 

The Use Taxes: these would be a local sales tax on transactions that individuals and businesses conduct with out-of-state vendors, including catalog and direct market sales. This would include sales tax for online purchases. For more information, see the Christian County Headliner. 

The OTC tax levies: 2 property tax levies will be on the April ballot—Proposition A will ask voters to renew the existing levy extending the 5-cent existing tax to fund technical and healthcare operations at the school. Proposition B would increase their total levy from 15-cents per $100 assessed value to 20-cents. If both ballot measures are approved, the levy on a $100,000 home will increase from approximately $30 per year to about $40 per year; the cost for a similarly-assessed commercial property will rise from about $48 annually to $64. Voters in Clever R-V, Ozark R-VI, and Nixa school districts are eligible to cast ballots on these measures. For more information, see the Christian County Headliner.

See also information from the Christian County Headliner’s Voters’ Guide with Questions & Answers, coming out later in March.

Check out a sample ballot for your precinct (check your voter registration card for precinct).  Need an absentee ballot? Get the official application for an absentee ballot here.

 

April Election Coming Up!

On March 10, 2015, in Announcement, Candidates, Election, Get Involved, by Christian County Democrats

Blue vote button On Tuesday, April 7, you will be able to elect candidates and weigh in on community initiatives.

There will be 51 different ballots in this election, so it will depend where you live as to what you are able to vote on. But all cities will have candidate elections, with Highlandville and Sparta also having issues on the ballot. School ballot issues will be voted on in Billings, Fordland, Bradleyville, and Ozark school districts. The Selmore Special Road District is requesting a levy increase and Ozark and Logan-Rogersville Fire Districts will have board member elections. The Chadwick Fire District is requesting a levy increase. Some districts will have no ballots, according to County Clerk, Kay Brown.

To see what you will be voting on, check your voter registration card for your precinct, then look at your sample ballot. The County Clerk’s Office will help with absentee ballots.

“Lower voter participation is a silent threat to our democracy…It under-represents young people, the poor, the disabled, those with little education, minorities and you and me.”  —Nancy Neuman

Upcoming Elections

On January 27, 2014, in Announcement, Candidates, Event, by Christian County Democrats

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April 8, 2014

[Fire, road, ambulance, water and health department boards have expiring seats on this ballot]

—Last day to register to vote March 12th

 

August 5, 2014

—First day for candidate filing February 25th
—Last day for candidate filing March 25th
—Last day to register to vote July 9th

November 4, 2014

—First day for candidate filing July 15th
—Last day for candidate filing August 19th
—Last day to register to vote October 8th

For more information:

http://www.sos.mo.gov/elections/

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Visit the Christian County Courthouse (100 W Church St, Ozark), Room 204, to pick up your absentee ballot, or call the County Clerk’s office at (417) 582-4340. Reasons for voting by absentee ballot include: Absence on Election Day; incapacity or confinement because of illness or physical disability (this includes the caregiver); religious belief or practice and people in federal service, their spouses and dependents.

You may also see a sample ballot for your precinct and ward online.
(Please note: There are 35 different ballots in the April 2013 election, so you will need to choose the correct one for your location.)

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April elections are Tuesday, April 2

On March 9, 2013, in Announcement, by CCMODEMS

There are numerous local elections for school board members, school district directors, aldermen, council members, and fire board members. Ozark, Highlandville, and Sparta will be electing a mayor, and the Village of Saddlebrook, a trustee. Those in the Ozark Fire Protection District will also vote on a property tax levy increase:

“The Ozark Fire Protection District board of directors elected to place a 25-cent property tax levy increase on the April 2 ballot. If passed, the levy will go from 38 cents to 63 cents per $100 assessed property value. On a home assessed at $100,000, that would mean an increase of $47.50 per year or $3.96 per month.” (Christian County Headliner, February 8, 2013)

The City of Republic is proposing a sales tax increase of 1/8 of 1% for the city fire department, and Nixa will be voting on a municipal judge.

 

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