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School funding, online sales tax on Missouri ballot

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Tuesday is Election Day for some Missouri voters.

One school district asked voters to approve a 58-cent tax levy increase on the ballot.

Superintendent Stephen Hunter of the Van-Far School District said the tax levy would go into the operations fund and help pay for things like salaries, maintenance, transportation, and technology. 

Hunter said that his district has seen a major loss of roughly $400,000 in state revenue over the past five years.

The city of LaGrange also asked voters to add a sales tax to online sales.

LaGrange City Administrator John Roach said if the tax passes, they won't get much funding from the tax immediately, but he said he looks at it as a plan for the future if online sales really take off.

Missouri voters should also be aware of the state's recently enacted voter ID law.

Voters are required to furnish a government issued photo ID such as a passport or driver's license, or a document such as a utility bill or bank statement to vote. 

If you don't have either, you will be able to cast a provisional ballot. The ballot will only be counted if your signature matches the signature in the voter registry. 

Polls are open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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