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One-in-four Missourians expected to head to polls today

St. Louis, MO (KTRS) – About one-in-four Missourians are expected to case ballots in today’s elections. The 27 percent projected turnout is actually just slightly above average for the August primaries. Locally, the race that is generating the most buzz, is also the most contentious. Incumbent Charlie Dooley is facing off with Steve Stenger in […]

One-in-four Missourians expected to head to polls today

St. Louis, MO (KTRS) – About one-in-four Missourians are expected to case ballots in today’s elections. The 27 percent projected turnout is actually just slightly above average for the August primaries.

Locally, the race that is generating the most buzz, is also the most contentious. Incumbent Charlie Dooley is facing off with Steve Stenger in the Democratic primary for St. Louis County Executive. Missouri holds open primaries, meaning any voter can request a ballot for any political party.

For statewide issues, voters can weigh in on several proposed constitutional amendments. Amendment 1 is the so-called “Right to Farm” bill. Supporters say it would provide protections for family farms, while opponents argue the bill could be used to relax anti-puppy mill laws.

Amendment 7 would create a three-quarters of a cent sales tax that would be used to pay for transportation projects. Opponents say a sales tax places an unfair amount of burden on Missouri families while allowing out-of-state truckers to avoid paying their fair share.

Polls remain open until 7 PM.

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Written by Colin Jeffery