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Voters in some southwest Missouri counties will go to the polls Tuesday, November 7

A sign telling voters where to go to cast ballots hangs on a fence.
A sign telling voters where to go to cast ballots hangs on a fence.

Ballot issues include a 3% sales tax on marijuana, a school district annexation into OTC, a city sales tax for water and sewer and more.

Tuesday, November 7, is Election Day for some voters in southwest Missouri.

In Marionville, Seymour, Marshfield and Branson West, voters will decide a 3% sales tax on adult use marijuana.

Marionville voters will decide whether or not the city should impose a local use tax at the same rate as the total local sales tax rate, which is currently at 2.5%.
A ballot measure in Stone and Taney Counties would extend the current 1% sales tax for the Branson/Lakes Area Tourism Community Enhancement District for 10 years. Revenues would be used to promote tourism.

In Branson West, voters will decide a bond issue to extend and improve the city's combined waterworks and sewage system.

Voters in Polk County will decide whether Bolivar R-1 Schools should be annexed to Ozarks Technical Community College. The overall tax levy in the district would increase up to 20 cents per $100 assessed valuation. Residents of the district would be eligible for reduced tuition at OTC.

Check with your county clerk for questions about the election.

Michele Skalicky has worked at KSMU since the station occupied the old white house at National and Grand. She enjoys working on both the announcing side and in news and has been the recipient of statewide and national awards for news reporting. She likes to tell stories that make a difference. Michele enjoys outdoor activities, including hiking, camping and leisurely kayaking.