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Local Voters Back Medical Marijuana, Minimum Wage Increase, Vote Down Road Tax

A ballot packed with constitutional amendments an statutory propositions drew just over half of the Scotland County registered voters out to the polls on November 6th. Local voters said no to Constitutional Amendment 1, called Clean Missouri by a margin of 827-715. The amendment proposed changes to the legislative districting process as well as forming […]

Congressional Candidate Henry Martin Makes Stop in Memphis

Missouri  congressional candidate Henry Martin stopped in Memphis on Friday, October 26th as part of a tour of the 36-county 6th Congressional District. The Democratic candidate was concluding his “Missouri Matters” RV tour. “I want to be the voice for the teachers in Maryville and Kirksville and for the police officer in Hannibal. I understand […]

Local Voter Trends Lineup With State Totals, Except for Senate Race

Scotland County voters lined up with the rest of the state in nearly every aspect of the August 7th Primary Election, with the lone exception being the Missouri District 18 State Senate race where the overwhelming local favorite, Craig Redmon went down to defeat. In Scotland County, 28.55% of registered voters took part in the […]

Light Local Voter Turnout Backs Redmon, Not Prop A

The polls closed Tuesday evening with just over 28% of registered Scotland County voters participating in the August Primary Election to help select party candidates for the November election and also decide the fate of Proposition A. Scotland County voters failed to support the so called Right-to-Work act, Senate Bill 19, casting 485 no votes […]

Voters at August Primary Will Decide Prop A, Set Ballots for November General Election

Without a single candidate race to be decided, local voters who go to the polls August 7th for the primary election will instead being help define party candidates for several state and federal offices while also deciding the fate of Proposition A. With lone candidates on the Republican and Democratic tickets for presiding commissioner, as […]

City Marshal Post Remains in Question Following April Election

Despite a narrow majority of the small April election turnout voting against a proposal to eliminate the election of a city marshal, the Memphis City Council has been forced to address the issue with the resignation of the recently elected head of the city police force. Memphis Marshal Bill Holland resigned from the post on […]

Voter Turnout Only 13% For April 3rd Election in Scotland County

With very few contested races on the ballot, less than 15 percent of registered voters in Scotland County bothered to turn out for the April 3rd election. In the City of Memphis, voters shot down  Proposition 1, that would have amended the city ordinances so that the office of City Marshal no longer be elected, […]

Voters Reminded to Bring ID to Polling Place for Tuesday Election

Voters are reminded that when they go to the polls on Tuesday, to remember their identification. Missouri’s new photo voter ID law (HB 1631), became effective on June 1, 2017, and outlines identification options for registered Missouri voters to use on Election Day at their polling location. The Missouri Secretary of State’s Office notes that […]

Proposition 1 Will Decide Future of City Marshal Position

On April 3, voters in the City of Memphis will be deciding the future of the City Marshal position. Proposition 1 is asking voters to eliminate the elected office of marshal and replace it with a City Police Chief position to be hired by the city council. City officials have indicated the ballot issue as […]

Extension Council to Host Election February 20th – 22nd

Eligible voters in Scotland County will have the opportunity to participate in the election of University of Missouri Extension council members for Scotland County on February 20 through February 22. The Extension council, consisting of elected and appointed members, is the official body within the county to cooperate with the University in carrying out the […]