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What to expect at Boone County polling places for Tuesday’s municipal election


Boone County polling places on Tuesday's municipal election day will continue coronavirus safety protocols for the second year in a row.

According to the Boone County Clerk, you'll need a mask and an ID to vote at your polling place.

On this year's ballot, voters will be debating over school board positions, city council spots, bond issues and a spot in the state's house of representatives.

Columbians will see five candidates vying for two spots on the school board.

Voters will choose one incumbent, Teresa Maledy and four newcomers including Luke Neal, Katherine Sasser, Aaron Saylor and Jeanne Snodgrass.

You can see a full breakdown of the Columbia school board race here.

The Second and Sixth ward Columbia City Council seats are also up for election.

In Ward 2, Bill Weitkemper, Jim Meyer and Andrew Waner are on the ballot. Ward 6 voters will see incumbent Betsy Peters, Randy Minchew and Philip Merriman on the ballot.

The 45th House District, which represents parts of northern and central Columbia, will elect a new representative.

You can find more information on issues related to sales & property tax increases and school bond issues here.

The Boone County Clerk's office says 1,100 total absentee ballots have been turned in as of 4 a.m. Monday morning. It's also expecting 12-15 percent voter turnout.

Boone County voters will have 43 polling locations including the central polling place at the Boone County Government Center on Ninth St. and Ash St.

You can find more Boone County election information, including polling places here.

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