Missouri General Election 2012
Republicans outraised Democrats with $222,598 compared with $172,960.
The majority of voters in Boone and seven other counties and the city of St. Louis approved the measure, but it failed nonetheless.
Election officials are predicting that 72 percent of registered voters will cast ballots Tuesday in Missouri.
Statewide candidates include Columbia in their final rounds; local candidates focus on getting out the vote.
State and national candidates from both major parties are engaged in whirlwind tours of Missouri to drum up support in the final day before the election.
Candidates for Boone County Southern District commissioner are Karen Miller, Democrat, and James Pounds, Republican.
Candidates for state treasurer are Clint Zweifel, Democrat; Cole McNary, Republican; and Sean O'Toole, Libertarian.
Candidates for secretary of state are Jason Kander, Democrat; Shane Schoeller, Republican; Justin Harter, Constitution; and Cisse Spragins, Libertarian.
Candidates for lieutenant governor are Susan Montee, Democrat; Peter Kinder, Republican; Cynthia Davis, Constitution; and Matthew Copple, Libertarian.
Candidates for governor are Jay Nixon, Democrat; Dave Spence, Republican; and Jim Higgins, Libertarian.
Candidates for attorney general are Chris Koster, Democrat; Ed Martin, Republican; and Dave Browning, Libertarian.
With polls showing a close race between Claire McCaskill and Todd Akin, the two candidates focused on persuading still-wavering voters to join their cause.
Democrat Stephen Webber and Republican Fred Berry are competing to represent the new House district, which encompasses much of the city's Fourth and Fifth wards.
Stephen Webber, who has represented the 23rd District for four years, will try to win another term, this time in the 46th District.
Fred Berry says he would bring honor and integrity to the state representative office as he runs against incumbent Stephen Webber in the 46th House District.
Along with jobs and unemployment, health care is playing a role in Columbia residents' voting decisions.
The Missourian has published a number of articles to help inform voters about the candidates and ballot issues for the 2012 general election.
If the tax passes, money could go toward a variety of services listed in the state law that allows counties to levy a tax for children's mental health, including temporary shelter, crisis intervention and early intervention.
After events in St. Louis on Wednesday, Sen. Claire McCaskill was to campaign Thursday in Lebanon, Springfield, Joplin and Kansas City.
Compare how much candidates have raised and spent in the race for Boone County Northern District commissioner.