Livingston County Ballots For The April 7th Election

The next election for the local area is less than a month away.  Area voters will head to the polls April 7th for the Municipal Elections, which include, school boards, some town councils and issues and proposals placed on the ballot school districts and cities.

In the April 7th election, what is on the ballot will depend on where you live.

In the Chillicothe R-II School District, you will find four candidates for the school board.  You will be asked to vote for three of them.  The candidates include Brice Walker, Lauren Horsman, Kelly Sykes and Kathy Gilliland.

There will also be a “Question” on that ballot, asking voters:

“Shall the Board of Education of Chillicothe R-II School District, Livingston County, Missouri be authorized (1) beginning in 2020, to increase the operating tax levy for school operating purposes by sixty-eight cents ($0.68) per one hundred dollars of assessed valuation, and (2) beginning in 2023, to increase the operating tax levy for school operating purposes by another twelve cents ($0.12) per one hundred dollars of assessed valuation, which will replace an operating tax levy in the same amount that will expire by its terms in 2023. If this question is approved, the adjusted operating levy of the District is estimated to be $4.43 per one hundred dollars of assessed valuation.

If you live in the City of Chillicothe, you will also have a “Proposition” on the ballot which reads:

“Shall the City of Chillicothe, Missouri, be authorized to increase its general sales tax by one-quarter of one percent (1/4 pf 1%), to be used to acquire and/or improve police facilities, obtain police equipment, maintain police services and recruit, train and retain police officers?”

Looking at other ballots in Livingston County:

For the Village of Utica, there are two seats on the Village Board of Trustees, but no candidates.  You can write in two names.

In Chula:

For the Chula School District, there are four candidates for the three open seats.  The candidates include Amanda Dowell, Larissa Regan, Diana Holcer and Dan Murphy.

Also for the City of Chula, there is one candidate for Mayor – John Graves

There are two seats for the South Ward Alderman positions, a one-year and two-year position.  There are no candidates.

There are also two seats for the North Ward Alderman positions.  For the two-year, the candidate is Benny Simpson.  There is no candidate for the one-year position.

Neighboring School Districts:

Livingston County Residents in the Hale, Grundy County R-9 and Caldwell County R-1 school districts can vote for school board members in the respective districts.

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