Make a Plan to Vote Aug. 2.

The Primary Election is Tuesday, August 2. In primaries, voters choose a partisan ballot and vote within their own party lines. 
Local races that will be decided in the primary, because only Republicans are running, include Howell County Presiding Commissioner and Howell Township Committeewoman. See candidate profiles for the Howell County Presiding Commissioner candidates on page XXX. 
Several individuals running for County offices are running unopposed. See page XXXX for sample ballots.
Individuals who have filed to run as Independent do not appear on Primary ballots. Where an Independent candidate opposes a party candidate, that race will be decided in the November General Election.
In Howell County, voters will also decide whether to increase the prosecuting attorney's position to a full-time position. It is currently considered part-time. The office, currently held by Republican Michael P. Hutchings, has "always been considered part-time," said Howell County Clerk Kelly Waggoner in a June interview. 
In the City of West Plains, voters will vote whether or not to continue a one-half of one percent sales tax to fund capital improvements. 
For the United States Senate seat soon to be vacated by Roy Blunt, Republicans have a staggering 21 candidates for the party nomination. Democrats will choose among eleven names on their ballots. 
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