Christian County

County council election

Guidelines and ballot information

Citizens of voting age in Christian County, pursuant to the provisions of Sec. 262-577, R.S. Mo. 1969, will have an opportunity to vote and elect members to the University of Missouri Extension Council in January. The elected and appointed members of the Extension Council will guide and direct Extension work within the county. There are four seats open for elective positions in District I East and two seats open for elective positions in District II West. The nominees and their districts are as follows:

District name: District I East

District description: District I East is the same as the general election Eastern District.

Candidates (term length 2 years)

  • Michael Middleton (incumbent)
  • Paul Lawrence (withdrawn)
  • Craig Carson
  • Mark Jenkins
  • Jenni Davis
  • Joni Chudomelka

District name: District II West

District description: District II West is the same as the general election Western District.

Candidates (term length 2 years)

  • David Hoover (incumbent)

Additional nominations may be made by petition of 25 or more qualified voters residing within the district, filed with the Council by Jan. 5, 2021. Forms for nominations are available in the Christian County MU Extension office.

Voting

Residents of Christian County may vote for candidates that represent the Christian County geographic district in which they reside.

Secure online voting will be conducted on this webpage. Biographies of the candidates and the election ballot will be available in the area below when voting goes live. Online voting begins at 12:01 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021, and runs until 4 p.m. Friday, Jan. 22, 2021.

Paper ballots may also be cast in person. A ballot box for paper ballots will be available at the University of Missouri Extension office in Christian County, 202 W. Elm, Ozark, by 4 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 15, 2021, and will be available until 4 p.m. Friday, Jan. 22, 2021. (Note: The Extension office will be closed Jan. 18, 2021, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.)

Due to the possible disruption COVID-19 restrictions may cause for in-person voting, online voting is highly encouraged.

Eligible county residents who are unable to vote in Ozark or online may request a ballot be mailed to them by calling the Extension office at 417-581-3558. Mailed ballots must be postmarked by Jan. 20, 2021, to be counted.