Local Races Featured on Midterm Ballots

While most of the focus on today’s midterm election will be on statewide races there are some local races and measures on area ballots. Boone County has the busiest ballot with four different races, including former state representative Kip Kendrick challenging Connie Leipard for presiding commissioner. Other contested races on the ballot are for treasurer, recorder of deeds, and auditor. Chariton County voters will be able to choose between Evan Emmerich and Leo Reed for presiding commissioner. Lewis County has contested races for both collector of revenue and prosecuting attorney. Linn, Monroe, Putnam, and Shelby counties also feature contested races for their presiding commissioners on their respective ballots. While there are no races in Ralls County there are two ballot questions for the city of Perry. Meanwhile, Saline County features a measure to raise the tax levy for ambulance district three. Polls opened at 6 am and if you are in line by 7 pm you will still be able to vote.