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Ray County, state recounts uphold passage of Amendment I, the so-called ‘Right to Farm’ act

A recount for Missouri Amendment 1, known as Right to Farm, has confirmed its passage.
Secretary of State Jason Kander certified the recount Monday, with 499,963 Missourians voting in favor of the measure and 497,588 against it. Because the margin of victory was less than 1 percent for the August ballot measure, a recount could be requested.
In Ray County, the measure still easily passed with a 1,189 vote difference. Eight votes changed in the county’s recount – seven less in favor and one more against Amendment 1. County Clerk Glenda Powell said of those ballots, the voter’s intent was clear – some with checkmarks instead of a filled-in circle – in which the machine didn’t read. The official county total was 2,852 in favor and 1,663 opposed.
See Page 4 for reaction to the official results.

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Ray County Election Clerk Rebecca Adams has been busy at area schools, registering 18-year-old seniors to vote in the Nov. 4 election. Adams went to Richmond High School Tuesday and registered Lawson and Hardin-Central students Wednesday and today.

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Absentee voting for the Nov. 4 election begins Monday. Registered voters can contact the county clerk’s office at 816-776-4502 or come by its office 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday to request a ballot.

– By JoEllen Black,
Richmond News
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