SPRINGFIELD, Mo. We are less than 48 hours before Tuesday's municipal elections all across the Ozarks.
Here in Springfield voters will elect the next mayor and five council members.
So what does this election mean to you and your families?
The candidates are not as recognizable as you might think, at least that's the feedback KSPR received on Sunday from about a dozen voters asked at random.
The race between mayoral candidates Ken McClure and Kristi Fulnecky has been drawing a lot of the attention, not only with yard signs but billboards and commercials.
But five other council seats are up for grabs this time as well, each seat being contested. At City Hall, the next mayor and city council will be sworn in on April 11th, one week after Tuesday's election.
We spoke with quite a few voters around Springfield Sunday. Paige Edmonds is registered to vote, and tells us why it's important for everyone in the community to let their voice be heard.
"Their choices while they're in office affect your civilian life, the things you can do as far as taxes and everything like that goes, it affects everybody," said Edmonds.
"Very important because Springfield is a great community to live in, so we've got to get the right people in office that are here for the people and they listen to the people and learn from the people. And they should make Springfield the best," said LaQuantis Walton, a Springfield voter.
If you plan to vote Tuesday, you might take a moment before you head to the voting booth to read up on all the issues.
We have sample ballots for each county's issues on our website KSPR.com and the KSPR news app.