Even though November 7th is Election Day, places in Missouri where voters are actually going to the polls Tuesday are few and far between.

Shelbina is the only community in northeast Missouri where residents will be casting ballots Tuesday.

Voters will decide on whether to raise the city sales tax in Shelbina by one-half of one percent for transportation purposes.

The ballot states that the money would be used for the purposes of maintaining, creating or repairing streets, sidewalks and curb and guttering.

City officials say the tax increase would generate another $100,000 per year, which would triple Shelbina’s street budget.

If the measure passes, it would take effect next January 1st.

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