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How the Georgia Senate runoff impacts the Heartland
Shaw said first we must move through what is expected to be a chaotic week of politics.
Heartland counties still counting some ballots, finalizing the election
AP FACT CHECK: Trump fabricates election corruption
Claim that Sharpie pens ruin Arizona ballots misses the mark
The false claim, known on social media as #Sharpiegate, came as Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden was named the winner in the battleground state.
Published November 4, 2020 at 11:45 PM
Record breaking voter turn out in the Heartland
Cape Girardeau County Clerk Kara Clark Summers said the voter turnout this year is record breaking. There are over 55,000 registered voters and over 40,000 took part in voting.
Published November 4, 2020 at 10:07 PM
AP: Trump campaign files lawsuit in Georgia
The Associated Press is reporting that the Trump campaign has filed a lawsuit in Georgia, looking to pause the vote count in the state.
Published November 4, 2020 at 6:21 PM
State legislator reacts to Ill. Fair Tax Amendment failing to pass
The measure was defeated 55 percent “no” to 45 percent “yes.”
Published November 4, 2020 at 5:06 PM
Cape Girardeau groups give free rides to voters
Those who don’t have a form of transportation can still go cast their vote on election day thanks to St. James AME Church and the student group, SEMO Votes.
Published November 2, 2020 at 6:52 PM
2 southern Ill. counties move polling locations due to COVID-19
Perry County and Jackson County both had to move one of their polling places due to COVID-19.
Published November 2, 2020 at 4:59 PM
Ill. Primary final hours at 6pm on 3/17
Ill. voter turnout at 5pm on 3/17
Ill. holds primary at 4pm 3/17
Illinois Primary Underway at noon on 3/17
Cape Girardeau’s Ward 3 council primary election today
Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear sworn in
Pemiscot Co., Mo. clerk helps voters in quarantine
There’s a new option for voting in Pemiscot County for those in quarantine who don’t want to drive.
Published October 30, 2020 at 5:19 PM
County clerk discusses early voting turnout in Jackson County, Ill.
Early voting began on September 24 in Illinois. Voting turnout in Jackson County has been high, according to County Clerk Frank Byrd.
Published October 6, 2020 at 4:45 PM
Election poll workers needed in Cape Girardeau County
The Cape Girardeau County Clerk’s Office is looking to hire about 300 poll workers for the November 3 election according to Seabaugh.
Published October 1, 2020 at 5:35 PM
Secretary of State explains voting options for Missourians
Election day is less than six weeks away, and Missouri’s Secretary of State wants to make sure people know how to cast their vote.
Published September 24, 2020 at 5:26 PM
Jackson County, Ill. unveils ballot retrieval box
Jackson County, Ill. put up a ballot retrieval box on the west side of the courthouse.
Published September 23, 2020 at 5:03 PM
Some elected officials ‘disappointed’ with Franklin Co. Republican Party ad
The Franklin County Republican Party sent out a flier saying Democrats want to legalize methamphetamine.
Published September 22, 2020 at 4:59 PM
Union County State’s Attorney, Sheriff to monitor polling places
The state’s attorney and sheriff’s officers will be monitoring for anyone campaigning in or around polling places or otherwise interfering with the election process.
New ways to vote in person in Illinois
Jackson County in southern Illinois has multiple ways to vote in person.
Fair Tax proposed in Illinois
Across the nation, 32 states already have a progressive income tax.
Akers wins Butler Co. Coroner by 30 votes
Jim Akers beat Andy Moore by 30 votes.
RESULTS: Mo. August 2020 primary election
Results will be tallied on election night; however, they will not be certified until all of the absentee ballots can be counted.
Published August 4, 2020 at 11:29 PM
Cape Girardeau County searching for polling place sanitation help
They are offering $10 per hour.
Published July 22, 2020 at 9:58 PM
County clerks gear up for August 4th election in Missouri
Perry County Clerk Jared Kutz who says the last election worked very well protecting everyone and giving them the resources and information for those that were absentee.
Published July 14, 2020 at 7:00 PM
Illinois mail in voting adds another option on how to cast your ballot
Voters in Illinois will be able to have another option, mail in Voting was passed in June. Not everyone is a fan of the new law.
Published July 9, 2020 at 4:32 PM
What to expect during the General Municipal Elections in Mo.
After a two-month delay caused by the pandemic, Missouri voters head to the polls Tuesday for the General Municipal Elections.
Published June 2, 2020 at 2:50 AM
Delta School District asking voters for storm shelter
Delta School Superintendent David Heep said this facility will be multi-functional as it will be used as a cafeteria during the school days as well.
Published May 19, 2020 at 5:33 PM
FIRST ALERT: Chilly weekend, rain and snow flurries possible
First Alert Forecast Sunday Evening
Vaccine clinics to be held at Century Casino, online registration closed
Cave-in-Rock Ferry temporarily closed due to high winds
Egyptian Health Dept. reports 3 more COVID-19 cases
McCracken Co. parolee charged with methamphetamine trafficking
Mo. Gov. Parson suspends April election
Governor Mike Parson signed an executive order on March 18 ordering all Missouri municipal elections previously scheduled for April 7, to be postponed until June 2.
Published March 18, 2020 at 11:14 AM
What you need to know before the Missouri primaries
Preparing for the Missouri Primaries.
Published March 10, 2020 at 4:27 PM
Ill. voters offered free rides to polls for the primary election
Some southern Illinois mass transit companies are offering free rides to the polls on March 17.
Published March 10, 2020 at 4:19 PM
Primary candidate filing in Missouri
In Missouri several candidates have already filed for elected positions.
Published March 4, 2020 at 6:02 PM
North Scott County Ambulance District ballot question
The Ambulance district went on to say in the post that they believe this is a fair alternative to the property tax currently in place.
Published February 17, 2020 at 9:13 PM
Election officials work to keep your votes safe in 2020
Election workers are doing what they can to make sure voters know their ballots are safe when they head to the polls.
Published February 5, 2020 at 10:26 PM
Cape Girardeau Co. democrats raise $10k to attract presidential candidate
The Cape Girardeau County Democrats want to bring the race to the White House through Cape Girardeau.
Published June 11, 2019 at 9:19 PM
RESULTS: Ky. primary elections
Several state office races will be on the ballot.
Published May 21, 2019 at 5:48 PM
Former deputy clerk takes legal action against Stoddard County, Stoddard County clerk
A former deputy clerk is taking legal action against Stoddard County and the Stoddard County Clerk after being fired from her position in April.
Published May 15, 2019 at 6:09 PM
GOP redistricting plan stalls in Missouri after missed vote
A Republican proposal to undo a new constitutional amendment on redistricting has stalled in a Senate committee after not enough Republicans showed up to support it
Published May 14, 2019 at 4:56 PM
Kentucky governor debuting his first TV ad of the campaign
Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin plays up his close ties with President Donald Trump and boasts about the state's economy in his first TV ad of his reelection campaign
The Associated Press
Published May 3, 2019 at 7:59 AM
New Franklin County tax to pay for new courthouse
After trying to pass a local sales tax to repair the Franklin County Courthouse over the course of 3 elections, a referendum is finally in place to replace the 144 year old building.
Published April 4, 2019 at 4:30 PM
Businessman Mike Absher shares his plan for Marion, IL as mayor
After Bob Butler’s administration as one of the longest serving mayor in the country, Michael Absher will take up his own legacy.
Published April 3, 2019 at 6:54 PM
Cape Girardeau schools celebrate with Proposition Y passage
The morning after the passing of the proposition, two of the schools showed their appreciation to their supporters.
Published April 3, 2019 at 5:37 PM
City use tax issue on Jackson, MO ballot fails to pass
Jackson voters voted against the use tax on April 2.
Published April 2, 2019 at 8:40 PM
Proposition Y in Cape Girardeau, MO passes
City leaders and Cape Girardeau voters are sounding off on the proposition
Published April 2, 2019 at 8:35 PM
Political expert: Amending the constitution for the Electoral College is politically impossible
A few Democratic U.S. Senators introduced a constitutional amendment to end the Electoral College system and to allow the popular vote to elect the President of the United States.
Marsha Heller and
Published April 2, 2019 at 5:35 PM
City of Jackson to build portion of new police station on old cemetery
Officials passed an ordinance on Monday, April 1 allowing it.
Nichole Cartmell and
Published April 1, 2019 at 11:05 PM
Women for Change educates residents about local candidates in Carbondale
It's local election day on Tuesday, April 2. Here's some reasons why voting is so important.
Published April 1, 2019 at 5:33 PM
Rep. Bost sworn into office
U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) was sworn in as a Member of the United States House of Representatives for the 116th Congress on Thursday, Jan. 3.
Published January 3, 2019 at 4:32 PM
Marion, IL mayoral race set for April 2019
A election for the next Marion mayor is set for April 2, 2019.
Published December 26, 2018 at 5:29 PM
Missouri bingo fans hope vote helps reverse decline in games
Missouri bingo players are hoping their pastime will rebound from a steady decline after voters approved a constitutional amendment that changes regulation of the game
Published November 22, 2018 at 11:41 AM
Heartland small business owners concerned about minimum wage increase
Local businesses are getting creative to meet the books after Missouri voters passed proposition B.
Published November 8, 2018 at 5:42 PM
WATCH: Campaign 2018 roundtable discussion
We hosted a roundtable discussion from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Tuesday, November 6.
Published November 7, 2018 at 11:43 AM
Dewayne Redmon wins Graves County Sheriff following indictment
Sheriff Dewayne Redmon will be keeping his position following the 2018 Midterm Elections.
Published November 7, 2018 at 11:40 AM
KY voter turnout reaches nearly 50%
According to the Kentucky Secretary of State Allison Lundergan Grimes, statewide voter turnout was about 47.38 percent.
Published November 7, 2018 at 9:21 AM
RESULTS: 2018 Midterm Elections in the Heartland
Voters across the country cast their votes on Tuesday, Nov. 6 for the 2018 Midterm Elections
Published November 6, 2018 at 11:15 PM
Carbondale Mayor Henry seeking re-election in 2019
Carbonale mayor John “Mike” Henry announced that he will be seeking for re-election.
Published November 2, 2018 at 5:11 PM
Jackson Co., IL Bar Association hosting judicial candidate forum
The Jackson County Bar Association is hosting a candidate forum on Tuesday, Oct. 2 at 6 p.m. at the Carbondale Civic Center.
Published September 11, 2018 at 10:06 AM
Candidate forums set for Sept. in St. Louis, MO
Missouri candidates for U.S. Senator and State Auditor will participate in forums on Friday, September 14 in St. Louis, Missouri.
Published August 14, 2018 at 5:26 PM
Voters said "No" to 'Right to Work' in Missouri
A state lawmaker argues it will be better for new businesses. A longtime union member from southeast Missouri says it's harmful to the working class.
Published August 7, 2018 at 10:38 PM
McCaskill, Hawley challenge each other to debates
Sen. Claire McCaskill and Attorney General Josh Hawley challenged each other to series of debates.
Published August 7, 2018 at 10:24 PM
Missouri Primary sample ballots 8/7
MISSOURI (KFVS) - Here are some sample ballots from around southeast Missouri for the Missouri primary election on Tuesday, August 7.
Published August 6, 2018 at 4:32 PM
Hawley to visit Cape Girardeau on Aug. 2
Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley will visit Cape Girardeau, Missouri on August 2.
Published August 2, 2018 at 1:49 PM
Scott County election staff preparing to protect primary votes
Missouri's August 7 primary is less than a week away. Election officials in the Heartland are preparing voting machines and their staff to make sure there's no tampering at the polls.
Published July 31, 2018 at 9:41 PM