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Voter turnout was heavy at the combined Thayer Ward 1 and 2 for Tuesday’s Missouri Primary election. With two hours to go, the vote total was 466 persons. (Hill ’n Holler staff photo)

Voter turnout was heavy at the combined Thayer Ward 1 and 2 for Tuesday’s Missouri Primary election. With two hours to go, the vote total was 466 persons. (Hill ’n Holler staff photo)

Missouri electionJefferson City, Mo. — In the Missouri statewide primary election Tuesday three of the five constitutional amendments on the ballot were approved, with a narrow win by the so-called “Right to Farm” amendment.
In Oregon County challenger Rosemary Romans defeated incumbent Ronda Hall in the Democratic primary race for Circuit Clerk. Romans received 677 votes (55%) to Hall’s 545 votes. Romans will be unopposed in November.
With all precincts reporting, according to the Missouri Secretary of State, Amendment 1, the “Right to Farm” amendment narrowly passed 498,751 (50.1%) to 496,223 against. Some family farm supporters opposed the amendment saying it would give additional rights to big corporate farm interests. Oregon County voters favored the amendment 990 to 794. Voting against the amendment were Boone, Calloway, Christian, Clay, Greene, Jackson, Jefferson, Platte, St. Charles and Stone Counties as well as Kansas City, St. Louis and St. Louis City.
Amendment 4, supporting the “right to keep and bear arms,” was approved 602,076 (61%) to 385,422. Oregon County voters favored the measure 1,281 to 486.
Amendment 9, providing electronic communications protection, was approved 728,549 (74.8%) to 246,020. Oregon County voters favored the measure 1,242 to 445.
Amendment 7, creating a transportation sales tax, failed with 590,963 (59.2%) against to 407,632 in favor of the measure. Oregon County voted against the proposal 1,209 to 547.
Amendment 8, creating a “Veterans’ Lottery Ticket,” failed with 538,575 (55%) against to 440,396 favoring it. Oregon County voted against the measure 1,063 to 697.
To read the full wordings of the constitutional amendment proposals, click HERE. Three additional amendments have been approved to appear on the November general election ballot.
In Butler County, in the Republican primary race for presiding commissioner of the county commission, Vince Lampe received 2,963 votes (48.9%), Larry Kimbrow received 1,633 votes, and incumbent Ed Strenfel received 1,461 votes.
Watch for additional primary election results.

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