With an estimated 35 percent of Camden County's 31,293 registered voters expected to cast ballots in the August 7 primary election, the Lake Sun headed to the polls to quiz voters on Prop A and the presiding commissioner race.
With an estimated 35 percent of Camden County’s 31,293 registered voters expected to cast ballots in the August 7 primary election, the Lake Sun headed to the polls to quiz voters on Prop A and the presiding commissioner race.
Staff visited one polling location in Osage Beach and another in Camdenton to catch voters after they cast their ballot. As an enticement to take part in the informal and unscientific exit poll, voters who agreed to take part were not identified by name. A total of 32 voters participated, equally split between Osage Beach and Camdenton.
Here’s what we found.
On Prop A, Missouri’s right-to-work initiative, of the 32 people who answered, 17 were voting yes compared to 15 who voted no on the proposition. Breaking it down by location, 11 voted yes in Osage Beach compared to 5 who turned it down. In Camdenton, 12 voted yes with 4 weighing with a no vote. Overall based on the feedback in our exit poll, yes votes on Prop A ran 53 percent with no votes trailing at 46 percent.
For the Camden County Presiding Commissioner race, voters were overwhelmingly casting ballots in the Republican primary between incumbent Greg Hasty and James Rericha.
At the Osage Beach polling location, Hasty had 8 voters supporting him compared to none for Rericha. Democrat Shari Gaddy garnered 6 while Libertarian Marshall Peterson received 2. In Camdenton, Rericha received 8, while Hasty got 6 and 2 for Gaddy.
Overall, Hasty received 43 percent compared to 25 percent for Rericha and Gaddy. Peterson trailed with 6 percent. Gaddy and Peterson will run against the winner of the Republican primary in November. Check out LakeNewsOnline for election results from Camden, Miller and Morgan counties.
Tallies will be presented in the Thursday, August 9 Lake Sun print edition.