Lake area voters will decide whether to increase taxes with the aim of funding a new community college and local transportation projects on Tuesday, June 2.
Polling information, sample ballots, and more details on some of the highest-profile issues are below.
Note: This is the rescheduled municipal elections from April 7 due to Coronavirus shutdowns. Within counties, not all ballots will look the same because some issues are not-county-wide, but are restricted to certain districts.
You can find your polling location here, which is open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. If you are in line at the closing time of 7 p.m., you have the right to cast your vote.
Ozark Technical Community College
For those in the Camdenton R-III School District, voters will decide on allowing an Ozark Technical Community College campus at the Lake. Some criticize the issue because it would increase taxes and because the area already has a State Fair Community College and a Columbia College. If passed, residents would get a tuition break and could have programs in welding, marine repair, medical assisting, nursing and teaching. Read more about OTC here.
Lake Ozark Use Tax
A 2.75% Use Tax proposal that will help fund transportation improvements. The tax would apply to purchases made from out-of-state vendors who don’t have a location in Missouri. The Missouri Municipal League estimated that the Lake loses approximately $134,000 a year in uncollected sales tax revenue.
Raising Lake Ozark's Debt Ceiling
Voters will decide whether or not to authorize the city to borrow up to $6 million for street improvements. If approved, it won’t actually provide more funding but give the city the ability to take on debt up to $6 million.
Elected Officials Races:
- City of Eldon Mayor
- Osage Beach Fire Protection Director, Mid-County Fire Protection Director, Sunrise Beach Fire Protection Director
- Lake Ozark Alderman Ward 3
- Camdenton R-III Board of Education members
To see all the issues on the Camden, Miller, and Morgan counties ballots, view the sample ballots below.