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Incumbent Shannon Hancock is the winner of the Republican primary election for Polk County’s presiding commissioner, according to unofficial results from the Tuesday, Aug. 7, primary election.

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Polk County voters will have the chance to make their votes count at the upcoming primary election set for Tuesday, Aug. 7, as two contested races come to the forefront.

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These candidates for Polk County's treasurer will appear on the Tuesday, Aug. 7, primary ballot. The candidate profiles are listed in the order candidates filed and as they will appear on the ballot.

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As the Aug. 7 primary quickly approaches, voters will soon have the chance to determine the future of Polk County's leadership.

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With the Aug. 7 primary looming just six weeks away, four Missouri 7th Congressional District candidates seeking to unseat incumbent Congressman Billy Long came together Saturday, June 23, in Bolivar to co-host a forum focused on rural and agricultural issues.

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Fair Play R-2 School District’s bond issue and area incumbents were the big winners in Tuesday’s election, which saw just over 10 percent of Polk County’s voters casting ballots, according to unofficial results.

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Around 75 community members and candidates gathered Tuesday evening, March 27, at McClelland Dining Hall on Southwest Baptist University’s campus for the Bolivar Herald-Free Press/SBU candidate forum.

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As municipal and school board elections wrap up with voters heading to the polls Tuesday, April 3, the Aug. 7 local primary race is officially on.

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The following candidates will appear on the Tuesday, April 3, ballot. The candidate profiles are listed in the order candidates filed and as they will appear on the ballot.

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Just a few days remain for candidates to ensure their names appear on the August primary ballot. Candidate filing for the Aug. 7 election closes Tuesday, March 27.

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The following candidates will appear on the Tuesday, April 3, ballot. The candidate profiles are listed according to ward, in the order candidates filed and as they will appear on the ballot.

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The following candidates will appear on the Tuesday, April 3, ballot for two three-year seats. The candidate profiles are listed in the order candidates filed and as they will appear on the ballot.

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Candidates for the Bolivar R-1 Board of Education will have the opportunity to participate in a public forum, hosted by the Bolivar Community Teachers Association, ahead of the Tuesday, April 3, election.

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The following candidates will appear on the Tuesday, April 3, ballot for two available three-year terms. The candidate profiles are listed in the order candidates filed and as they will appear on the ballot.

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The Fair Play R-2 School District will host three informational meetings during March to answer questions about the bond issue appearing on the Tuesday, April 3, ballot.

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With the April 3 municipal and school board election less than one month away, Polk County’s Aug. 7 primary election is heating up. Several local candidates have filed to place their names on the primary ballot after filing opened last week.

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With area municipal and school board elections well under way, those eager to vie for an elected seat at the county level will soon have their chance to jump into the political fray.