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1 decade 1 year 2 weeks ago Wednesday, April 04 2007 Apr 4, 2007 Wednesday, April 04, 2007 6:11:33 AM CDT April 04, 2007 in News

Here are some of mid-Missouri's largest issues at the polls:

-The Jefferson City school district is asking voters to let them sell $33 million in bonds.

-Audrain county is trying to revive a decade old use tax on internet sales to boost the local economy.

-Residents in Fulton and Columbia have mayoral races to watch.

Many voters may have encountered new touch-screen voting machines this time around and they are just one of the ways Boone county is making sure they are ready for even bigger elections in the future. The county is also working to make future sample ballots available through e-mail, if visited a polling place today you should have seen a sign-up sheet and more information.

Boone county officials say they had enough staff, and the equipment is working so their main obstacle was the weather.

"Most voters in an April election are our regular voters. They don't let rain stop them. These are the kinds of voters that are more interested in local government, more interested in their schools, in their roads. These are very committed voters," said Wendy Noren, Boone county clerk.

There are more than 200 races across mid-Missouri and Darwin Hindman and John Clark are facing off in the Columbia mayoral race. The two ran against each other three years ago as well. In 2004, Hindman won by more than 5,000 votes. The incumbent thinks his experience will help him win again, but Clark says it's time for a change.

"People who are in office too long may tout their experience, but touting their experience amounts essentially to defending the past, and that rarely is good," said John Clark, Columbia mayoral candidate.

"I think it's my leadership experience, the record that I have developed over 12 years. I can't get away from it, but in this case I'm glad I can't get away from it. I'm very proud of the accomplishments that have occurred in this city over the last 12 years," said Darwin Hindman, Columbia mayoral candidate.

Boone county voters are also deciding whether or not to approve a tax increase that would pay for one new library in Ashland and one north of the Boone County Fairgrounds. If approved, property taxes in the library district will increase by 21 cents per $100 of assessed value.

Check KOMU.com throughout Tuesday evening and Wednesday for Total Election Coverage.

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