August 7, 2018 Primary Election
Here is a link to election information in Boone County:
Proposition A – “Right to Work”
Information from: http://www.vote411.org/
Simple majority required.
Ballot wording: Do the people of the state of Missouri want to adopt Senate Bill 19 (“Right-to-Work”) as passed by the general assembly in 2017, which prohibits as a condition of employment the forced membership in a labor organization (union) or forced payments of dues in full or pro-rata (fair-share); make any activity which violates employees’ rights illegal and ineffective; allow legal remedies for anyone injured as a result of another person violating or threatening to violate employees’ rights; and which shall not apply to union agreements entered into before the effective date of Senate Bill 19? State and local government entities expect no costs or savings.
Summary: The measure would mandate that no employee can be required to join a labor union or pay dues to a labor union as a condition of employment. The measure would exempt any labor agreements in effect before Aug. 28 of last year. The proposal was passed by the Legislature last year but was put on the ballot through a referendum petition drive organized by unions. Supporters of the proposed law, dubbed “right to work,” say it would guarantee individual employees’ right to decide whether to join a union or pay union dues. They also say the law would result in more jobs by attracting businesses to the state and improving the Missouri economy. Opponents dispute that and say the measure would drive wages down. They also say it’s unfair for an employee of a company to benefit from a contract negotiated by a union without financially supporting the union.
City of Columbia – Proposition 1- Water Bond Issue
Information from the city of Columbia at this link:
November 7, 2017 Election
This is a local election. In Boone County, the main ballot issue is about a “Use Tax.” Some local communities, including Columbia, may also have this issue on the ballot.
Here is a link to a CAT TV program about the subject:
Here is a link to information provided by Boone County:
August 8, 2017 Election
The next election will be held on Tuesday, August 8, 2017. There will be one item on the ballot in Boone County that is county-wide.
Depending on where you live in the county, there may be other items on the ballot.
Here is a link to a video of a recent event regarding the election held by the Columbia Chamber of Commerce:
If you are not currently registered to vote, the deadline to register is: July 12.
Information on registering to vote in Boone County can be found at this link:
The phone number for the Boone County Clerk’s office is: 573-886-4295.
When you go to vote, there are new rules in place as to what forms of identification can be used. (And assistance in obtaining a state ID, if you don’t have one).
Details are available at this website from the Secretary of State:
Examples of acceptable IDs can be found at this link:
http://www.sos.mo.gov/ CMSImages/ ElectionGoVoteMissouri/ AcceptableIDs-ShowIt2Vote.pdf
The Secretary of State’s office also has a toll-free number if you have any questions:
General Election – November 8, 2016
Discussion of ballot issues on CAT TV:
Ballot Issues 101 – Presented October 2016
Primary Election – August 2016
Previous Year Elections