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Southeast Missouri Voter Guide 11/3

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Voters will decide several issues across southeast Missouri on Nov. 3. during the municipal election.

The polls are open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. in Missouri. Check here for election results.

Here's what you need to know before casting your vote.

Cape Girardeau County:

Voters will be asked to decide whether the Westend Market should be able to sell single serving alcohol drinks. On the ballot, you will be asked to check yes or no.

Dunklin County:

Residents of Cambell, Mo. will be faced with questions in reference to two ordinances. The first deals with a tax. Voters will have to decide if they if the city should impose a sales tax of one-half of one percent. The money would be used for transportation purposes. The second ordinance is also in reference to a sales tax. The question asks voters to check yes or no if the city should impose a sales tax of one-half of one percent. If passed, the funds would go towards capital improvements.

In Senath, residents will get to cast their vote on an issues that deals with the mayor's powers. The question on the ballot: Should the mayor be able to appoint an individual who would serve as the chief of police? If voters are in support of the ordinance, they are asked to check or no if they are opposed.

Pemiscot County:

Voters in Hayti will be asked to decide two issues.
The first deals with the Municipal Judge. Residents will be asked to chose who should fill the seat. They can vote for one of the following:

  • Michael J. Slavings
  • Gerald D. Maclin
  • Leonard Bellew
  • Gary Swan
  • Leroy Ham, Sr.

Voters will also be asked to decide if the city should increase their efforts to control and get rid of mosquitoes. If passed, this would cost each business or homeowner that receives water service from the city $3.

Perry County

Residents in Perryville will decide whether the city should contract with the Perry County collector to gather property taxes payable to the city. If passed, this would eliminate the position for a city collector.

St. Francois County

The question before residents in Farmington: should smoking be banned at all city workplaces. That includes bars, restaurants, and workplaces. Most local businesses are already smoke-free. However, if the ordinance passes, it would require 100 percent of Farmington restaurants to ban smoking.

Scott County

In Sikeston, a half cent sales tax is on the ballot. The sales tax would pay for improvements to parks and streets in Sikeston. The money would also go towards making public safety officer salaries more competitive with other communities in the area.

Voters in Miner will be asked to decide if the city should extend its one-half of 1 percent sales tax. If passed, this money would fund capital improvements.

Wayne County

A local use tax question is on the ballot for residents in Wayne County. The question facing voters: should the county place a tax on out of state purchases? If passed, the county says this would eliminate the current sales tax advantage that non-Missouri vendors have over in-state vendors. The current sales tax rate on in-state vendors is 1.5 percent. 

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