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.