Voters Guide 2012
Voters in the Southern Boone County Fire Protection District also approved the addition of two members to its board of directors.
Here's a list of some key local and statewide races from Tuesday's midterm election.
Voters re-elected Joyce after an unusually costly local judicial campaign by Republican opponent Brian Stumpe.
Republican Mitch McConnell led the way to a new Senate majority, dispatching Democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes in Kentucky after a $78 million campaign of unrelieved negativity.
Missourians react to the results of the state ballot measures: Amendment 2 and Amendment 10 were approved, and Amendment 3 and Amendment 6 were voted down.
The ballot measure would have raised development fees to help pay for new streets.
Republicans will have enough seats to be able to override vetoes by Democratic Gov. Jan Nixon without needing any votes from minority party Democrats.
Promising economic signs of a drop in the unemployment rate and cheaper gasoline failed to help the president's party, which typically loses seats in midterm elections.
The veteran public defender defeats Republican Mike Whitworth and will succeed retiring Judge Larry Bryson.
Republican Chuck Basye defeated incumbent John Wright for the 47th District state representative seat.
Two Columbia City Council member have terms that expire next year. Michael Trapp said he'll seek another term; Barbara Hoppe has not yet decided.
The grants would be given to social service agencies such as Meals on Wheels and the Voluntary Action Center
Proposition 1, which calls for a property tax to pay for additional police, is intended to give officers time to engage with the public.
Boone County candidates for collector and recorder of deeds, along with contenders for state House of Representatives, went to Hallsville to speak to a crowd of about 20 voters.
Even though its main backer is out of the game, Amendment 3 is still on the Nov. 4 ballot, and opponents want to make sure it doesn't pass.
The political leaders hope to help Democrats gain seats in the Missouri Legislature.
A political science professor attributes the record number of black candidates on the ballot to the Obama "coattails effect," which encouraged blacks to vote and gave them the confidence to pursue offices they might not have run for in the past.
Democrats have uphill battle in preventing Republicans from winning more seats in the House of Representatives.
Only a vocal minority of the GOP's pragmatic wing vowed to redouble its efforts on the social issue and punish those unwilling to join them.
Sen. Claire McCaskill discussed racial disparities in Ferguson, the U.S. military's rape culture and U.S. intervention in Syria and Iraq during two talks Friday at MU.
At left, you will find the most recent voters guide content and political news. To read about each race, use this cheat sheet that links to our previous coverage.
The polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 6. You can find your polling place by checking the website of Boone County Clerk Wendy Noren.
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