The Jackson County Election Board reported 19,364 votes were cast in a county with 179,308 registered voters. This represents a 10.8% voter turnout in the county. Turnout in Grain Valley was also extremely light.
Voters overwhelmingly approved the Grain Valley School’s $7.5 million bond issue, with 76% of voters giving the green light on a planned addition at Grain Valley North Middle School and other projects around the district.
Voters were also asked to vote for two directors to serve on the Grain Valley School Board. Only two candidates, Julie Groff and Michael Hackett, filed and were elected to serve on the board.
In Ward 1, Tom Cleaver defeated Dale Arnold 156-141. Incumbent Nancy Totton won the Ward 2 seat with 94 votes. Totton’s opponent Chuck Johnston received 72 votes. Ward 3 Alderman Shea Bass ran unopposed and received 225 votes to retain his seat.