Missouri voters head to the polls

KSDK – Missouri voters head to the polls Tuesday to decide on several key issues.

Perhaps the most talked about issue on the ballot happens in St. Charles. That's where people will vote on a property tax increase for ambulance service.

For a $100,000 home, that tax hike would be about $21 a year. If it passes, it would be the ambulance district's first tax increase in nearly 40 years.

There's also a high profile city council race in Kirkwood.

Four candidates are on the ballot: Timothy Griffin, Bob Sears, Paul Ward and Jayson Thornton. Thornton is the nephew of Cookie Thornton, who opened fire during a Kirkwood council meeting in 2008, killing six people.

All of the candidates agree, however, that voters should focus on Thornton's qualifications.

And in Pacific, a "ballot blunder" could cause an expensive re-do of an entire election.

The Pacific Fire Protection District wants more money for fire equipment. But one of the areas covered by the district, in southwest St. Charles County, was left off the ballot!

Only 10 people live there, but if tomorrow's vote falls within that 10-perseon margin, there will be a do-over.

And that could cost thousands of dollars.


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