Safe Voting Provisions Expired

To make voting safer during the pandemic, the Missouri General Assembly expanded mail-in voting for 2020 elections but those provisions expired on Dec. 31. The League has asked Governor Parson to use his emergency powers to extend those safe-voting provisions for municipal elections in March and April 2021.

For the 2020 elections, voters over 65 or with one of the underlying health issues identified by the CDC could request an absentee ballot using either Excuse 2 (confined due to illness) or a new Excuse #7. Other voters who requested a mail-in ballot had to have their ballots notarized and return it by mail before Election Day.

Voters can apply to be on the permanently-disabled list to receive an absentee ballot application before each election and have the notary requirement waived. Contact your local election authority for more information,

Click here for the form to request an absentee ballot. Completed ballots must be received by 7 pm on Election Day.

Click here for contact information on Local Election Authorities.

Click here for a How To Video on requesting an absentee ballot.

Municipal Election Day: April 6, 2021
Deadline to register is March 10.

This Register & Vote Brochure provides more information on registering and voting in Missouri. For unbiased information on candidates and ballot measures, go to VOTE411.org before each election.

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