advertisement

Elections

Columbia voters reported speedy visits to the polls

We've been asking people today to tell us about their experiences voting in Columbia. Most have reported wait times of 15 minutes or less.

Vicky Hartzler takes 4th Congressional District

Incumbent U.S. Rep. Vicky Hartzler has defeated Democratic challenger Teresa Hensley to win a second term representing Missouri's 4th Congressional District.

Incumbents reign in Missouri's U.S. House elections

Six of the seven incumbents in Missouri's U.S. House delegation have won re-election.

Missouri voters turning out in high numbers

A spokeswoman from the Missouri Secretary of State's Office said predictions of 72 percent turnout are likely to be accurate.

 

Missouri secretary of state trims website for election

Secretary of state spokeswoman Stacie Temple said Tuesday that the county-by-county vote totals from past elections have been temporarily removed from the website.

Election 2012: Your guide to the Missourian's election night coverage

President Barack Obama, Sen. Claire McCaskill and Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon were re-elected Tuesday.

UPDATE: Obama wins Northeast; Romney secures conservative base

The critical battlegrounds with the key to victory were unsettled — Virginia, Ohio and Florida among them — with long lines in many locations after poll-close time.

PHOTO GALLERY: MU student Democrats, Republicans come alive during campaign season

MU student Republicans and Democrats worked on campaigns and helped with voter registration in the weeks leading up to the general election.

5 things to know for Tuesday's elections in Missouri

An estimated 72 percent of the state's registered voters are expected to cast ballots. Here's a look at the top races and factors impacting the day.

Get a ride to the polls Tuesday

Voters in Columbia and Boone County who need a ride to the polls have several options. 

Missouri Proposition E would limit governor's authority on insurance exchange

Proposition E would "prohibit the governor or any state agency, from establishing or operating state-based health insurance exchanges unless authorized by a vote of the people or by the legislature."

 

Growth in neighborhoods old and new affects 46th District

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.

 

State representative candidate Webber has deep roots in Columbia

Stephen Webber, who has represented the 23rd District for four years, will try to win another term, this time in the 46th District.

Republican candidate Berry a last-minute addition to 46th District ticket

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.

VOTERS GUIDE 2012: A look at the Missourian's coverage

The Missourian has published a number of articles to help inform voters about the candidates and ballot issues for the 2012 general election.

 

Mental health tax could help counseling, prevention programs

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.

47th District includes mix of urban and rural concerns

The new House district is diverse and includes parts of western and central Columbia, along with Harrisburg, Rocheport and Higbee.

Missouri's 50th District steeped in tradition and ready for the future

Caleb Jones, running unopposed for the state House seat in the 50th District, prepares to represent an area that spans the Missouri River and includes parts of Boone, Cole and Moniteau counties.

Wright's passion for education runs in the family

Democrat John Wright is one of two candidates seeking to represent Missouri's new 47th House District.

Advocates for mental health sales tax cite lack of long-term shelters

A coalition backs Missouri Proposition A, which if passed would result in a quarter-cent sales tax increase for children's mental health, because the group thinks the tax revenue could be used to expand housing for kids in crisis. 

advertisements