Four voting machines broke down in Adams County during the March primary election. That was about half the breakdowns Adams County Clerk Chuck Venvertloh saw during the previous election. Venvertloh says regular maintenance is performed on the machines, which are 12 years old, but breakdowns still occur.
Richard Motley had been through this rodeo before. Motley, 82, began serving as an election official in Hannibal shortly after his retirement at age 65, so Tuesday's election -- and all that goes with it -- was like revisiting an old friend. Meanwhile, election judges at the Farischon Hall polling place in Palmyra gave high marks to a couple of new voting wrinkles that went into effect with Tuesday's municipal elections.
Voters in the Shelby County R-4 School District on Tuesday approved a 73-cent tax increase as a means to build a new elementary school.
The Marion County R-2 School District's proposal to borrow $850,000 to upgrade school facilities passed by a whopping 203-25 in Tuesday's election.
A pair of propositions to fix stormwater problems in Palmyra failed by narrow margins Tuesday. Mayor Loren Graham said the complicated nature of the questions probably led to the defeated ballot questions.
Larry Craig voted Tuesday to abolish the U.S. Highway 36-Interstate 72 Transportation Development District -- and his job as executive director of the district.
One vote separated a winner from a loser in the four-person race for two seats on the Shelby County R-4 School Board in Tuesday's election.