National Voter Registration Day took place on September 22 as a reminder for the millions of Americans who are unable to vote each year because they miss the voter registration deadline. In Missouri, Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft is traveling around the state to urge Missourians to register to vote or verify their registration. The deadline to register for the Nov. 3 election is Oct. 7.
Ashcroft said, “With the November 3 general election approaching, we are urging all eligible Missourians to register to vote. If you’re already registered, make sure to verify your voting information. It’s essential that every Missourian has the opportunity to make their voice heard on Election Day.”
Missourians can register to vote, check their registration, or get more information about registering by visiting www.GoVoteMissouri.com. In order to be eligible, a potential voter must be a U.S. citizen, a Missouri resident, and 18 years old by the day of the election.
In addition to urging Missourians to register to vote, Ashcroft is also traveling the state to promote the safety of in-person voting and the 2020 absentee and mail-in voting options. September 22 marked the beginning of the absentee voting period. Eligible Missourians can vote absentee in person at their local election authority through Nov. 2 at 5 p.m. Absentee and mail-in ballot requests must be received by local election authorities no later than Oct. 21.
For an overview of voting options, Missourians can visit the following link: https://www.sos.mo.gov/CMSImages/ElectionGoVoteMissouri/VotingOptionsChart.pdf
Voters can find their local election authority’s contact information by visiting https://www.sos.mo.gov/elections/goVoteMissouri/localelectionauthority.
As always, it is an honor to serve you.
Allen Andrews, State Representative - District 1, Missouri State Capitol, 201 West Capitol Avenue, Jefferson City, MO 65101; Telephone: 573-751-9465; Allen.Andrews@house.mo.gov
Allen Andrews is the First District State Representative.