The fight over when the same-sex marriage ban amendment appears on the ballot could keep some Missourians from voting on the issue. The State Supreme Court will hear arguments Tuesday on why it should or should not be on the August 3rd primary ballot. Richard Struckhoff is a past president of the Missouri Association of County Clerks and Election Authorities and the Clerk of Greene County. He says election officials need the full 10 weeks the law allows to get ballots ready. The 10 week deadline for the August ballot was this past Tuesday. Struckhoff says the ones who might not get their absentee ballots in time would be Missourians serving in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Struckhoff says the instructions from the Secretary of State’s office to keep a space open on the August ballot.
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