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The following Polk County candidates will face off in contested races in the Tuesday, Aug. 4, primary election. These candidates were invited to provide a photo and answer the following question: Why should voters cast their ballots for you instead of your opponent(s)? Responses were limited…

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The following Polk County candidates will face off in contested races in the Tuesday, Aug. 4, primary election. These candidates were invited to provide a photo and answer the following question: Why should voters cast their ballots for you instead of your opponent(s)? Responses were limited…

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Polk Countians elected a number of new faces to lead their schools and cities this year, per unofficial election results.

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The race is on for two spots on the Polk County Commission, currently held by northern district commissioner Kyle Legan and southern district commissioner Rex Austin, after filing for the Tuesday, Aug. 4, party primaries closed Tuesday, March 31.

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Bolivar voters will have the opportunity to decide the fate of the city’s water and wastewater treatment systems, as well as the future of the city’s budget, in the upcoming April election. 

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Absentee ballots for the Village of Aldrich special election are now available at the clerk’s office in the Polk County Courthouse. The run-off election will be Tuesday, June 4, from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Aldrich Methodist Church. 

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Two Polk County school districts — Bolivar R-1 and Pleasant Hope R-6 — saw voters give the go-ahead to proposed bond issues Tuesday.

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It seems a new day has dawned for Bolivar’s Board of Aldermen as two long-standing incumbents fell to their challengers in tight races in Tuesday’s municipal election, according to unofficial results.

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The April election is just days away, and area voters are gearing up to make several decisions at the ballot box next week.

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With the April 2 election just days away, around 60 area residents gathered at Southwest Baptist University Monday evening to hear from candidates and bond issue proponents during a public election forum.

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Next Tuesday, area voters will be asked to exercise their power of the vote to decide a number of races and issues that will likely define life as we know it locally for at least some time to come.

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Next week, area voters will have the chance to meet candidates seeking office in the April election — as well as hear more about the Bolivar R-1 bond issue — during a public forum slated for Monday.