On the ballot in Newton County this August is the renewal of a 3/8 cent capital improvement sales tax in Joplin, as well as a school bond issue in Neosho, and the formation of a fire district. Newton County Clerk Kay Baum tells News Talk KZRG with some big issues on the ballot, she still thinks the voter turnout will be pretty low.
"It's hard to say what the turnout will be. I still think it'll be between 25 and 30 percent."
To date, 206 absentee ballots have been cast in Newton County.