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AUGUST 4 PRIMARY: Missouri voters deciding state, county races and issues

County clerk's anticipate COVID-19 is here to stay through elections so they are drawing up plans to provide a safe environment for voters.
County clerk's anticipate COVID-19 is here to stay through elections so they are drawing up plans to provide a safe environment for voters.(WIFR)
Published: Jul. 15, 2020 at 12:32 PM CDT|Updated: Aug. 3, 2020 at 2:10 PM CDT
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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3) -

Missourians will go to the polls Tuesday to decide state and county races across the state. Here’s a look at some highlights from the ballot. Polls open at 6 a.m. and close at 7 p.m.

-Missouri’s Amendment 2 for medicaid expansion highlights the ballot. A yes vote expands eligibility for the medicaid program to adults earning up to 138% of the federal poverty level, which is about $17,600 for an individual or $30,000 for a family of three. Missouri’s program currently does not cover most adults without children, and it’s income eligibility threshold for parents is one of the lowest in the nation at about one-fifth of the poverty level.

-Governor Mike Parson faces three opponents for the Republican nomination, including lawmaker Jim Neely and Saundra McDowell. For the Democrats, Missouri Auditor Nicole Galloway faces four primary contenders.

-Missourians will also decide primary contenders for the area’s four different U.S. Congressional districts. Missouri 7th District Congressman Billy Long faces several challengers for the Republican nomination.

-Voters will decide several contested statehouse races, including the Republican nominations for State Senate District 29 and State District 33.

-Commissioner races highlight ballots in both Christian and Greene Counties.

Click on your county below to see the sample ballot for the August 4 election in Missouri. DISCLAIMER: Due to high volume of ballots, this is a small representation of the ballots. These are just the races and issues on the ballots.

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