General and municipal offices will be decided
OREGON COUNTY -- General and Municipal Elections will be held across Missouri April 3.
Oregon County Clerk Gary Hensley said polls will open in Oregon County at 6 a.m. and will close at 7 p.m.
Hensley said absentee voting will be available in his office until 5 p.m. the day before the election. "Our office will also be open for absentee voting the Saturday before the election, March 29 from 8 a.m. to noon," he said.
There are two 3-year positions open on the Alton School Board. Those filing for those positions are incumbents Dennis Smith and Mike McElmurry.
In the Couch School District there will be two 3-year seats up for election on the school board and one 2-year seat.
Those who have filed for the 3-year seats are incumbent Boyd Sorrell, and Jesse Williams Jr. Those who have filed for the 2-year position are Daniel Nessling and Tim Garrison.
At Koshkonong, two 3-year positions will be on the election ballot. Those filing for the school board seats are Ray Blaylock, Jim Scott, Ron McNear, Jerry L. Tullos Jr., Scott York and Ron Roberts Jr.
There are also two 3-year seats on the ballot in the Thayer School District. Jed Underwood, Wendy Carhart, both incumbents and Doyle D. Fink have filed for the Thayer school board seats.
The city of Alton will have two 2-year alderman-at-large positions on the April 3 ballot. Glen Jenkins, Don Ross, incumbents, and Jason Smith have filed for the positions at Alton.
Thayer will have the mayor's seat on the ballot. Those who have filed for mayor are incumbent mayor Allen Deckard, Gary Clark and Merle Williams. Incumbent Buddy Rogers and Joe Barbee have filed for the Ward I alderman seat at Thayer. Incumbent Robert "Bob" Grimes, will face Junior Brewer for the Ward II seat.
Hensley said there will be one proposition on the ballot. The Oregon County Ambulance District will be asking the voters to raise the ambulance districts current tax levy to 30 cents per $100 assessed valuation.
Hensley said he would like to remind voters they will need to bring some type of identification to the polls election day. He said a drivers license or voter identification card may serve as identification.