SIKESTON -- The first decision voters will make in Tuesday's statewide primary election will be which party's ballot they will pick up. Voters have a choice of Democrat, Republican, Libertarian or Constitutional.
Presidential candidates will not be among the choices voters will make Tuesday.
A long list of candidates are seeking the Republican nomination for U.S. senator. On the ballot are: Todd Akin, Jerry Beck, Sarah Steelman, John G. Brunner, Mark Memoly, Mark Patrick Lodes, Robert (Bob) Poole and Hector Maldonado.
Seeking the GOP nomination for governor are John D. Weiler, David (Dave) Spence, Bill Randles and Fred Sauer while the Republican candidates for lieutenant governor are Charles W. Kullmann, Brad Lager, Peter Kinder and Mike Carter. Secretary of state candidates are Scott Rupp, Shane Schoeller and Bill Stouffer.
Cole McNary is unopposed on the GOP primary ballot for the office of state treasurer. Ed Martin and Adam Lee Warren are vying for their party's nomination in the attorney general race.
Longtime Eighth District Rep. Jo Ann Emerson is opposed by Bob Parker for the GOP nomination.
Doug Libla is unopposed on the primary ballot for state senator from District 25. Voters in District 148 will pick either Holly Rehder or Josh Bill as the GOP nominee while in the 149th District, Neal E. Boyd is unopposed for the nomination.
Voters opting for the Democratic ballot in the primary will chose a candidate for U.S. Senate, state offices and state representative. Also they will be filling in their choice for county officials in many cases with only two races facing Republican opposition this November.