The Daily Dish — April 3

Columbia residents head to the polls for municipal election by Dan Burley, Kip Hill

Voters discussed the debate surrounding the campaign tactics used by candidates for the Columbia City Council. Barbara Hoppe, two-term incumbent for the Sixth Ward, recently criticized the tone of Tillotson’s ad, saying it brings “local Columbia politics to a new low.” Voters also expressed their support for the school bond issue and tax levy increase — two proposals also on the ballot.

Before the sun rises, election judges get ready for Columbia election by Jon McClure

To contribute to a democratic and patriotic process, preparation for Election Day in Columbia includes checking and re-checking the machine that stores the votes, security measures, various serial numbers and verification codes. Some of the volunteers have worked at the elections for over 20 years. 

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