The primary election was held on Aug. 5. Some measures relied on relatively few votes to tip the scales. Here is a rundown of the results:

The primary election was held on Aug. 5. Some measures relied on relatively few votes to tip the scales. Here is a rundown of the results:

Constitutional Amendment 1 was the measure pertaining to agriculture and farming.

YES votes: 498,751

NO votes: 496,223

This amendment passed by a very close margin. A difference of a little more than 2,500 votes decided this measure. Some counties reported a majority of “no” votes, while most favored the “yes” side by a slight degree.

Constitutional Amendment 5 pertained to guns and ammunition.

YES votes: 602,076

NO votes: 385,422

This issue was more clearly divided, passing by a large majority of votes.

Constitutional Amendment 7 was the transportation funding measure.

YES votes: 407,532

NO votes: 590,963

This measure failed to gain a majority of votes and did not pass.

Constitutional Amendment 8 was an amendment to provide funding for veterans through lottery sales.

YES votes: 440,369

NO votes: 538,575

This measure also failed to garner enough votes to pass.

Constitutional Amendment 9 pertained to electronic personal privacy.

YES votes: 728,549

NO votes: 246,020

This measure passed by a wide margin, strengthening your privacy concerning electronic media such as phones, tablets, etc.

These issues prove that any measure can pass or fail by a slight margin, so it is vitally important to make your voice heard and vote on issues which will make Missouri a better place to live, work and raise a family.

Always feel free to contact me throughout the year with any comments, questions, or issues by calling my office at (573) 751-5713 or by visiting my website at www.senate.mo.gov/brown.

Thank you for reading this and for your participation in state government.