In addition to selecting who will serve as President for the next four years and choosing among numerous federal and state candidates, area voters will decide two contested county races next Tuesday.
Incumbent Southern County Commissioner Wayne Hendrix, Democrat, will be challenged by Republican candidate Gary Davis, and incumbent Sheriff Mick Epperly, Republican, will face off against Randall Munday, Democrat.
County races for northern county commissioner and public administrator attracted only Republican candidates and were decided during the August primary. Gary Schad earned the commissioner seat, which will be vacated by Frank Washburn, and Pam Modlin will replace current Public Administrator Barbara White, who has announced her retirement.
Next Tuesday, local voters will also cast their ballots for District 158 representative. Scott Fitzpatrick, Republican, will face off against Sue Beck, Constitution candidate.
The Cassville Democrat is publishing candidate responses in this week's issue. Those responses can be found on pages 24 and 25.
Barry County's 22 polling places open at 6 a.m. And close at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 6. Absentee balloting for the general election will continue until 4 p.m. on Nov. 5.
A list of polling locations can be found on page 23 of this week's Cassville Democrat along with the complete ballot.
County residents are reminded that election judges will be asking voters to show a form of identification, such as a driver's license or voter identification card.
For more information on any voting issues, call Barry County Clerk Gary Youngblood at 847-2561.