Election Officials Prep for Primaries

City voters will be narrowing down the list of mayoral and city council candidates. Polls open at 6 a.m. and close at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Posted: Feb 5, 2018 2:30 PM

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) Voters in St. Joseph will go to the polls Tuesday for a primary election for municipal offices.

Monday morning, election officials were out at the 26 local precincts installing voting equipment and setting up the voting booths. 

Buchanan County Clerk Mary Baack Garvey is not optimistic about a big voter turnout. She is predicting at most a 10 percent turnout of registered votters will make their voices heard. 

"I have a feeling it's going to be pretty light. In February you have the unpredictable weather," Garvey said. 

There are several contested races on the ballot tomorrow for voters to determine. 

In the race for St. Joseph mayor, there are five candidates and tomorrow's election will advance the top two to the general election in  April.

There are two city council district that have three candidates each. Those races will be trimmed down to the top two winners in each.

Six of the nine at-large candidates will be moving on to the general election.

Polls open Tuesday morning at 6 a.m. and will close at 7 p.m.

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It was a pleasant start to the weekend with sunny skies and temperatures reaching the mid 60s. A cold front moving through the area will bring us down into the 30s for lows overnight with gusty winds up to 20 mph. This will keep our highs in the 50s on Sunday under mostly sunny skies with mild winds from the southwest. Temperatures will quickly start to warm up again on Monday with highs in the mid 60s. Rain chances look to stay minimal into next week. Temperatures are forecasted to stay above average for the first day of December on Wednesday.
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