2020 Election

Parson Defeats Galloway In Missouri Governor's Race

Nov 3, 2020
Mike Parson
St. Louis Public Radio

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Incumbent Republican Gov. Mike Parson has won another four years in office, turning back a challenge from Democratic Auditor Nicole Galloway on Tuesday.

Parson’s win is at least partially a referendum on his hands-off approach to the coronavirus, which has been surging in Missouri for months. Missourians also supported the re-election bid of Republican President Donald Trump, who like Parson has opposed things such as mask mandates.

AP VoteCast: Missouri Voters Mixed On State Of Nation

Nov 3, 2020
Megan Burke / KSMU

  Voters in Missouri made their pick for president while holding mixed views about the country's direction, according to an expansive AP survey of the American electorate.

The race between President Donald Trump and Democratic rival Joe Biden concluded Tuesday as the nation remains in the throes of a global public health crisis and mired in the economic downturn it brought on. AP VoteCast found that 45% of Missouri voters said the U.S. is on the right track and 54% of voters said it is headed in the wrong direction.

Virus Hospitalizations Surge As Pandemic Shadows US Election

Nov 3, 2020
Springfield-Greene County Health Department

The number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 is reaching record highs in several U.S. states, as Americans vote for their next president under the shadow of a resurging pandemic.

While daily infections are rising in all but three states, the surge is most pronounced in the Midwest and Southwest. Missouri, Oklahoma, Iowa, Indiana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Colorado and New Mexico reported record hospitalizations this week.

KSMU - Ozarks Public Radio

GALENA, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri NAACP wants a federal investigation of a replica hangman’s noose on display near voting booths in southwest Missouri.

The NAACP on Tuesday also called for the noose to be taken down completely. The replica noose was displayed in a hallway of the Stone County building in downtown Galena with several voting booths nearby.

Stone County Clerk Cindy Elmore says the noose was covered up Friday following complaints from Democrats. She says the display was a historical exhibit marking the last legal hanging in the state.

Slideshow: Voters At Polls In Springfield

Nov 3, 2020
Greta Cross / The Standard

This is a slideshow of voters and polling places in Springfield on election day. Pictured are individuals on their way to cast their ballot at their polling place for the 2020 Presidential election.

File photo, jasleen_kaur / Flickr

Editor's note:  this article has been updated to reflect a change in one of the forum speakers, as well as an update to one of the groups represented in the forum.  

A virtual forum at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 21 will feature experts on both sides of the Medicaid Expansion issue, which will appear on the statewide Missouri ballot as Amendment 2 in the August 4 primary election.

The public can join the forum live via Zoom using this link: https://otc.zoom.us/j/91144597893


Missouri voters in three state House districts can learn where candidates stand ahead of the Tuesday, August 4 primary election through recorded, virtual forums.  Links to the recorded forums are below. 

The three virtual forums highlight those running for seats in the 130th, 131st and 134th districts in southwest Missouri.    

Megan Burke / KSMU

The Greene County Clerk, Shane Schoeller, is reminding residents that although the date for the general municipal elections changed to June 2, the deadline for voters to register for the August Statewide Primary election remains the same.

The deadline to register to vote in the August primary election is July 8.  Registering and updating your information can be done on the Greene County Clerk’s website. You can also print the form off and mail it in to the clerk’s office.

Greene County Courthouse
Scott Harvey / KSMU

Greene County candidates running for public office in the August 2020 primary can begin filing their paperwork next Tuesday.

Some of the positions that are up for re-election include Greene County treasurer, public administrator and commissioners for districts one and two.

Shane Schoeller, the Greene County Clerk, said candidates should go to the historic courthouse next Tuesday with the required paperwork to get their name on the ballot.