Missouri elections, 2014

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Contents
1 2014 elections
1.1 Races to watch in Missouri
1.2 Elections by type
2 Voting in Missouri
2.1 Important voting information
2.2 Voting absentee
2.3 Voting early
3 Elections Performance Index
4 See also
5 References



Missouri

The state of Missouri will hold elections in 2014. Below are the dates of note:

2014 elections and events in Missouri
Filing deadline for primary election candidates March 25, 2014 Red padlock.png
Local ballot measure elections (2) April 8, 2014 Red padlock.png
School board elections (19) April 8, 2014 Red padlock.png
Petition drive deadline for ballot measures May 4, 2014 Red padlock.png
Voter registration deadline for primary election July 9, 2014 Red padlock.png
Deadline to submit petitions for new parties and independent candidates July 28, 2014 Red padlock.png
Primary election date August 5, 2014 Red padlock.png
State House special election August 5, 2014 Red padlock.png
Filing deadline for general election candidates August 19, 2014 Red padlock.png
Voter registration deadline for general election October 8, 2014
General election date November 4, 2014
Statewide ballot measure election November 4, 2014

Below are the types of elections that are scheduled in Missouri in 2014:

On the 2014 ballot
Find current election news and links here.
U.S. Senate Unscheduled electiond
U.S. House Scheduled electiona
State Executives Scheduled electiona
State Senate Scheduled electiona
State House Scheduled electiona
Statewide ballot measures (8 measures) Scheduled electiona
Local ballot measures Scheduled electiona
School boards Scheduled electiona

2014 elections

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Races to watch in Missouri

Missouri State Legislature


See also: Missouri State Senate elections, 2014 and Missouri House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Missouri State Senate will take place in 2014. A primary election was held on August 5, 2014, and a general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 25, 2014. Heading into the election, the Republican Party controls the chamber. The following table details the 8 districts with the smallest margin of victory in the November 6, 2012, general election.

Elections for the office of Missouri House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election was held on August 5, 2014, and a general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 25, 2014. Heading into the election, the Republican Party controls the chamber. The following table details the 10 districts with the smallest margin of victory in the November 6, 2012, general election.

Elections by type

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Contents
1 U.S. House of Representatives elections in Missouri
1.1 Partisan breakdown
1.2 Incumbents
1.3 List of candidates by district
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U.S. House of Representatives elections in Missouri

See also: United States House of Representatives elections in Missouri, 2014 and United States House of Representatives elections, 2014

The 2014 U.S. House of Representatives elections in Missouri will take place on November 4, 2014. Voters will elect eight candidates to serve in the U.S. House, one from each of the state's eight congressional districts. Missouri is one of 14 states that uses an open primary system, in which registered voters do not have to be members of a party to vote in that party's primary.[1][2][3]

Partisan breakdown


Heading into the November 4 election, the Republican Party holds six of the eight congressional seats from Missouri.

Members of the U.S. House from Missouri -- Partisan Breakdown
Party As of August 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 2 Pending
     Republican Party 6 Pending
Total 8 8

Incumbents


Heading into the 2014 election, the incumbents for the eight congressional districts are:

Name Party District
Lacy Clay Electiondot.png Democratic 1
Ann Wagner Ends.png Republican 2
Blaine Luetkemeyer Ends.png Republican 3
Vicky Hartzler Ends.png Republican 4
Emanuel Cleaver Electiondot.png Democratic 5
Sam Graves Ends.png Republican 6
Billy Long Ends.png Republican 7
Jo Ann Emerson Ends.png Republican 8

List of candidates by district


Red padlock.png Note: The filing deadline for candidates was March 25, 2014.

1st Congressional District

General election candidates:


August 5, 2014, primary results:

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Independent Third Party Candidates

2nd Congressional District

General election candidates:


August 5, 2014, primary results:

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Libertarian Party Libertarian Party Candidates

3rd Congressional District

General election candidates:


August 5, 2014, primary results:

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Independent Third Party Candidates

Withdrew prior to primary

4th Congressional District

General election candidates:


August 5, 2014, primary results:

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Independent Third Party Candidates

Withdrew prior to primary

5th Congressional District

General election candidates:


August 5, 2014, primary results:

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Independent Third Party Candidates

Withdrew prior to primary

6th Congressional District

General election candidates:


August 5, 2014, primary results:

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Independent Third Party Candidates


7th Congressional District

General election candidates:


August 5, 2014, primary results:

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Independent Third Party Candidates

Withdrew prior to filing

8th Congressional District

General election candidates:


August 5, 2014, primary results:

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Independent Third Party Candidates

Withdrew prior to filing


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State executive official elections in Missouri

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See also: Missouri state executive official elections, 2014 and State executive official elections, 2014

One down ballot state executive position is up for election in the state of Missouri in 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014.

Office Incumbent Assumed Office Incumbent running? General Election Candidates 2014 Winner Partisan Switch?
State Auditor Thomas Schweich
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2011 Yes Republican Party Thomas Schweich

Libertarian Party Sean O'Toole[9]

Independent Rodney Farthing[9]
Pending Pending

Auditor


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Current incumbent

Republican Party Thomas Schweich

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State Senate election in Missouri

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See also: Missouri State Senate elections, 2014 and State legislative elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Missouri State Senate will take place in 2014. A primary election was held on August 5, 2014, and a general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 25, 2014.

Majority control

See also: Partisan composition of state senates

Heading into the November 4 election, the Republican Party holds the majority in the Missouri State Senate:

Missouri State Senate
Party As of August 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 9 Pending
     Republican Party 23 Pending
     Vacancy 2 Pending
Total 34 34

List of candidates by district

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District 2District 4District 6District 8District 10District 12District 14District 16District 18District 20District 22District 24District 26District 28District 30District 32District 34

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State House elections in Missouri

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See also: Missouri House of Representatives elections, 2014 and State legislative elections, 2014
Contents
1 State House elections in Missouri
1.1 Regularly scheduled elections
1.2 Special elections by date

There are both regularly scheduled elections and special elections scheduled for the Missouri House of Representatives in 2014.

Regularly scheduled elections


Elections for the office of Missouri House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election was held on August 5, 2014, and a general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 25, 2014.

Majority control

See also: Partisan composition of state senates

Heading into the November 4 election, the Republican Party holds the majority in the Missouri House of Representatives:

Missouri House of Representatives
Party As of August 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 51 Pending
     Republican Party 108 Pending
     Vacancy 4 Pending
Total 163 163

List of candidates by district

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District 1District 2District 3District 4District 5District 6District 7District 8District 9District 10District 11District 12District 13District 14District 15District 16District 17District 18District 19District 20District 21District 22District 23District 24District 25District 26District 27District 28District 29District 30District 31District 32District 33District 34District 35District 36District 37District 38District 39District 40District 41District 42District 43District 44District 45District 46District 47District 48District 49District 50District 51District 52District 53District 54District 55District 56District 57District 58District 59District 60District 61District 62District 63District 64District 65District 66District 67District 68District 69District 70District 71District 72District 73District 74District 75District 76District 77District 78District 79District 80District 81District 82District 83District 84District 85District 86District 87District 88District 89District 90District 91District 92District 93District 94District 95District 96District 97District 98District 99District 100District 101District 102District 103District 104District 105District 106District 107District 108District 109District 110District 111District 112District 113District 114District 115District 116District 117District 118District 119District 120District 121District 122District 123District 124District 125District 126District 127District 128District 129District 130District 131District 132District 133District 134District 135District 136District 137District 138District 139District 140District 141District 142District 143District 144District 145District 146District 147District 148District 149District 150District 151District 152District 153District 154District 155District 156District 157District 158District 159District 160District 161District 162District 163

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Statewide ballot measure elections in Missouri

See also: Missouri 2014 ballot measures and 2014 ballot measures

Eight ballot measures are certified for the November 4, 2014 ballot in the state of Missouri.

On the ballot


August 5:

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Agri Guarantees farmers and ranchers the right to engage in their livelihoods, produce food for others Approveda
LRCA Amendment 5 Firearms Establishes the right to keep and bear arms, ammunition and accessories Approveda
LRCA Amendment 7 Taxes Increases state sales and use taxes for 10 years to fund transportation projects Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment 8 Lottery Creates new lottery ticket with profits going toward veterans' programs Defeatedd
LRCA Amendment 9 Civil Rights Protects electronic data from unreasonable searches and seizures Approveda

November 4:

Type Title Subject Description
LRCA Amendment 2 Criminal Trials Renders prior criminal acts admissible in court during child sexual abuse trials
CICA Amendment 3 Labor Implements performance evaluation for teachers tied to pay, raises, etc.
LRCA Amendment 6 Elections Establishes a six-day long early voting period
LRCA Amendment 10 Gov't Finances Prohibits the governor from estimating available state revenues when making budget recommendations under certain legislative circumstances


Potential measures


Type Title Subject Description


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Local ballot measure elections in Missouri

See also: Local ballot measures, Missouri and Local ballot measure elections in 2014

Elections by date

Click below for more information about local ballot measure elections on:


...click here for more 2014 Missouri local measures.


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School board elections in Missouri

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See also: List of school board elections in 2014 and Missouri school board elections, 2014

In 2014, 667 of America's largest school districts are holding elections for 2,153 seats. These elections will take place in 38 states.


State elections


A total of 19 Missouri school districts among America's largest school districts by enrollment held elections in 2014 for 54 seats. Each district held elections on April 8, 2014.

Here are several quick facts about Missouri's school board elections in 2014:

  • The largest school district by enrollment with an election in 2014 was Springfield Public Schools with 24,730 K-12 students.
  • The smallest school district by enrollment with an election in 2014 was Park Hill School District with 10,307 K-12 students.
  • Kansas City Public Schools had the most seats on the ballot in 2014 with five seats up for election.
  • Five districts were tied for the fewest seats on the ballot in 2014 with two seats up for election in each district.

The districts listed below served 302,001 K-12 students during the 2010-2011 school year, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.[10] Click on the district names for more information on the district and its school board elections.

2014 Missouri School Board Elections
District Date Seats up for election Total board seats Student enrollment
Blue Springs School District 4/8/2014 3 7 14,108
Columbia Public Schools 4/8/2014 3 7 17,550
Ferguson-Florissant School District 4/8/2014 3 7 12,236
Francis Howell School District 4/8/2014 3 7 19,981
Fort Zumwalt R-Il School District 4/8/2014 2 7 18,951
Fox C-6 School District 4/8/2014 3 7 11,690
Hazelwood School District 4/8/2014 3 7 18,655
Independence School District 4/8/2014 3 7 14,545
Kansas City Public Schools 4/8/2014 5 9 15,835
Lee's Summit R-7 Schools 4/8/2014 3 7 17,803
Liberty Public Schools 4/8/2014 3 7 10,936
Mehlville School District 4/8/2014 3 7 11,006
North Kansas City Schools 4/8/2014 2 7 18,764
Park Hill School District 4/8/2014 2 7 10,307
Parkway Schools 4/8/2014 3 7 17,458
Rockwood School District 4/8/2014 3 7 22,823
Springfield Public Schools 4/8/2014 2 7 24,730
St. Joseph School District 4/8/2014 2 7 11,709
Wentzville R-IV School District 4/8/2014 3 7 12,914



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Voting in Missouri

See also: Voting in Missouri

Important voting information

  • Missouri is one of 14 states that uses an open primary system, in which registered voters do not have to be members of a party to vote in that party's primary.[1][2][3]
  • As of August 2014, Missouri is one of the 35 states that have not implemented online voter registration.

Voting absentee

See also: Absentee voting by state

For information about eligibility, deadlines, military and overseas voting and updates to the voting laws in Missouri, please visit our absentee voting by state page.

Voting early

See also: Early voting

Missouri allows early in-person voting, but only for those who will not be in their home county on the day of the election.[11]

2013 developments

Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander appointed an 11-member commission to review the state's election laws with the goal of increasing participation in early voting. The commission proposed removing the restriction on early voting and creating one polling place in each district where residents could vote early up to six weeks before election day.[12]

Additionally, the proposal would require districts with more than 175,000 registered voters to open up additional locations for early voting for a November presidential election. The locations would be required to be open at least four hours a day for a minimum of 14 days prior to the election.[12]

Elections Performance Index

See also: Pew Charitable Trusts' Elections Performance Index

Missouri ranked 17th out of the 50 states and District of Columbia in the Pew Charitable Trusts' Elections Performance Index (EPI), based on the 2012 elections. The EPI examines election administration performance and assigns an average percentage score based on 17 indicators of election performance. These indicators were chosen to in order to determine both the convenience and integrity of these three phases of an election: registration, voting and counting. Missouri received an overall score of 68%.[13]

See also

References

  1. National Conference of State Legislatures Website, "State Primary Election Types," accessed January 6, 2014
  2. Fair Vote, "Congressional and Presidential Primaries: Open, Closed, Semi-Closed, and 'Top Two,'" accessed January 6, 2014
  3. Ballotpedia research conducted December 26, 2013 through January 3, 2014 researching and analyzing various state websites and codes.
  4. 4.00 4.01 4.02 4.03 4.04 4.05 4.06 4.07 4.08 4.09 4.10 4.11 4.12 4.13 4.14 4.15 4.16 4.17 4.18 4.19 4.20 4.21 4.22 4.23 4.24 4.25 4.26 4.27 4.28 4.29 4.30 4.31 4.32 4.33 4.34 4.35 4.36 4.37 4.38 4.39 4.40 4.41 4.42 4.43 4.44 4.45 4.46 Missouri Secretary of State, "Certified Candidate List," accessed August 4, 2014
  5. Missouri Secretary of State, "Removed Candidates," accessed August 4, 2014
  6. Missouri Secretary of State, "Removed Candidates," accessed August 4, 2014
  7. Missouri Secretary of State, "Removed Candidates," accessed August 4, 2014
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 8.5 8.6 8.7 Associated Press, "Missouri- Summary Vote Results," accessed August 5, 2014
  9. 9.0 9.1 Missouri Secretary of State, 2014 Candidate Filing, March 25, 2014
  10. National Center for Education Statistics, "Elementary/Secondary Information System," accessed March 21, 2014
  11. Long Distance Voter, "Missouri Absentee Ballot Guide," accessed December 19, 2013
  12. 12.0 12.1 Daily Journal Online, "Mo. panel publishes early voting recommendations," February 28, 2013
  13. Pew Charitable Trusts, "Election Performance Index Report," accessed April 23, 2014