No one voted in MO town

None of the 70 residents in La Russell, Mo., traveled the 7 miles to vote in a local election. The town wanted to decide if it should annex itself into the Avilla Fire Protection District.

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April 9, 2021 - 3:30 PM

LA RUSSELL, Mo. (AP) — Local elections in April generally attract few voters but a small southwest Missouri town hit a new low this week when not one of its 70 residents cast a ballot.

Jasper County Clerk Charlie Davis said his office checked several times to confirm that no votes were cast Tuesday in La Russell in an election to decide if it should annex itself into the Avilla Fire Protection District.

La Russell voters have to travel 7 miles to Sarcoxie to vote and there apparently was little publicity and few reminders about the election, The Joplin Globe reported. La Russell is about 160 miles south of Kansas City.

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