Votes have been cast and counted in Knox County, Missouri for the April 3, 2018 Municipal Election. Voter turnout countywide was approximately 25 percent with 619 ballots cast out of 2,522 registered voters.
Here are the results of the contested races and tax questions:
The Knox County R-1 School Board will retain its incumbent Board members, Karen Hall and Kelly Hayes, each receiving exactly 444 votes over challenger Stacy Alexander’s 185 votes. Hall and Hayes will hold their seats after each received 41 percent of the vote to Alexander’s 17 percent.
Proposition A, which is a continuation of an existing Knox County Road and Bridge Tax, passed by a large margin with 542 “yes” votes and nearly 89 percent to only 69 “no” votes at 11 percent.
Of the six precincts in Knox County, the Edina polling location had the highest voter turnout with 34 percent. Out of 952 registered voters, 324 cast ballots.
The Edina Mayoral race was taken by challenger Steve Peters who received 190 votes and 73 percent to incumbent Eric Hunolt’s 70 votes at 27 percent.
The Edina Ward 1 Alderman race was taken by challenger David Bugh who received 72 votes and 58 percent to incumbent Renee Edwards’ 50 votes at 40 percent.
Edina voters approved a one percent sales tax with 166 “yes” votes at 62 percent to 103 “no” votes at 38 percent.
These totals are expected to be certified by the Knox County Clerk through the Missouri Secretary of State’s Office later this week.