Missouri may be dropping the presidential primary ballot

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MISSOURI— Missouri state leaders are debating whether the Show Me State should drop the presidential primary ballot next year.

State lawmakers are planning to discuss eliminating the pricey election in a special session next month. They estimate it costs $8 to $10 million to hold the primary every four years.

Missourians traditionally choose their favorite Republican, Democratic or Libertarian candidate the March before the presidential election. However, those results don’t officially select a state candidate, instead each party has caucuses to determine the Missouri pick.

Legislators are expected to debate the change at a special session in early September.

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