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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 April 8, 2014
School board elections April 8, 2014
Petition drive deadline for ballot measures May 4, 2014
Voter registration deadline for primary election July 9, 2014
Deadline to submit petitions for new parties and independent candidates July 28, 2014
Primary election date August 5, 2014
State House special election August 5, 2014
Filing deadline for general election candidates August 19, 2014
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
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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 (2 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 consist of a primary election on August 5, 2014, and a general election 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 consist of a primary election on August 5, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 25, 2014. However, filing in District 27 was extended to March 28, 2014, due to a withdrawal. 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 13 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 April 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


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1st Congressional District

Declared candidates:

2nd Congressional District

Declared candidates:

3rd Congressional District

Declared candidates:

4th Congressional District

Declared candidates:

Dropped out:

5th Congressional District

Declared candidates:

6th Congressional District

Declared candidates:

7th Congressional District

Declared candidates:

Dropped out:

8th Congressional District

Declared candidates:


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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?
State Auditor Thomas Schweich
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2011 Yes

Auditor


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Current incumbent

Republican Party Thomas Schweich

Candidates

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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 consist of a primary election on August 5, 2014, and a general election 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 April 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, Missouri state legislative special 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.

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Regularly scheduled elections


Elections for the office of Missouri House of Representatives will consist of a primary election on August 5, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 25, 2014. However, filing in District 27 was extended to March 28, 2014, due to a withdrawal.

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 April 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 52 Pending
     Republican Party 108 Pending
     Vacancy 3 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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Special elections by date


August 5, 2014



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Statewide ballot measure elections in Missouri

See also: Missouri 2014 ballot measures and 2014 ballot measures

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

On the ballot


November 4: November 4:

Type Title Subject Description
LRCA Amendment 1 Agriculture Guarantees farmers and ranchers the right to engage in their livelihoods, produce food for others
LRCA Amendment 2 Criminal trials Renders prior criminal acts admissible in court during child sexual abuse trials


Potential measures


Type Title Subject Description
CICA Eminent Domain Restriction Measure Eminent domain Limits use of eminent domain
CICA Supreme Court Justices Elections Amendment State judiciary Requires justices to declare partisanship and run for position
CICA State Income Tax Credit Amendment Taxes Creates tax credit based on amount donated to non-profit schools
CICA Campaign Contributions Cap Amendment Elections and campaigns Caps contributions to those running for office in state
CICA Religious Funding Amendment Religion Repeals ban on using funds for religious causes
CICA Local Taxes on Tobacco Products Amendment Tobacco Allows residents to amend local taxes on tobacco products
CICA Transportation Sales and Use Tax Taxes Implements sales and use tax with revenue going to Missouri Department of Transportation
CICA Teacher Performance Evaluation Amendment Education Implements performance evaluation for teachers, tied to pay, raises, etc.
CISS Commission on Human Rights Initiative LGBT issues Outlaws discrimination based on sexual orientation
CISS Minimum Wage Initiative Minimum wage Increases state's minimum wage, provides for adjustments
CISS Lending Charges Limits Initiative Business regulation Sets limits on certain lending charges
CISS Marijuana Legalization Initiative Marijuana Legalizes the production, sale, possession and consumption of marijuana
CISS Loan Interest Rate Limit Initiative Business regulation Limits interest rate on certain types of loans
LRCA Voter I.D. Amendment Elections Requires voters show identification at the polls
LRCA Budget Cuts School Exemption Amendment State budgets Exempts education funding from budget cuts made by the governor


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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, 668 of America's largest school districts are holding elections for 2,137 seats. These elections will take place in 39 states.


State elections


A total of 19 Missouri school districts among America's largest school districts by enrollment held elections in 2014. These districts featured 54 seats that were up for election. Each district held elections in April 2014. The districts listed below served 302,001 K-12 students during the 2010-2011 school year, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.[13]

2014 Missouri School Board Elections
District Date Seats up for election Total board seats Student enrollment
Ferguson-Florissant School District 4/8/2014 3 7 12,236
Fox C-6 School District 4/8/2014 3 7 11,690
Park Hill School District 4/8/2014 2 7 10,307
Blue Springs School District 4/8/2014 3 7 14,108
Columbia Public Schools 4/8/2014 3 7 17,550
Francis Howell School District 4/8/2014 3 7 19,981
Fort Zumwalt R-Il School District 4/8/2014 2 7 18,951
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
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 13 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 April 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.[14]

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.[15]

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.[15]

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 2010 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%.[16]

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. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch, "Mo. Dem. auditor candidate reports $18K," October 15, 2013
  5. St. Louis Post Dispatch, "Missouri Rep. Webb, accused of stealing campaign funds, resigns his office," December 2, 2013. accessed December 5, 2013
  6. Missouri Governor's Office, "Gov. Nixon sets Aug. 5 as date for special elections to fill House seats for 67th District, 120th District and 151st District," January 31, 2014
  7. Missouri Secretary of State "District 67 Special election," accessed March 4, 2014
  8. Missouri Governor's Office, "Gov. Nixon sets Aug. 5 as date for special elections to fill House seats for 67th District, 120th District and 151st District," January 31, 2014
  9. Missouri Secretary of State "District 120 Special election," accessed March 4, 2014
  10. The Associated Press, "Mo. Rep. Fowler Appointed to Parole Board," December 13, 2013. accessed January 10, 2014
  11. Missouri Governor's Office, "Gov. Nixon sets Aug. 5 as date for special elections to fill House seats for 67th District, 120th District and 151st District," January 31, 2014
  12. Missouri Secretary of State "District 151 Special election," accessed March 4, 2014
  13. National Center for Education Statistics, "Elementary/Secondary Information System," accessed March 21, 2014
  14. Long Distance Voter, "Missouri Absentee Ballot Guide," accessed December 19, 2013
  15. 15.0 15.1 Daily Journal Online, "Mo. panel publishes early voting recommendations," February 28, 2013
  16. Pew Charitable Trusts, Election Performance Index Report