The August Primary Election is less than a month away, but the deadline to register to vote in that election is only hours from now. Anyone not already registered to vote in Missouri has until 5 o’clock Wednesday afternoon to get on the list to cast a ballot in the August 3rd Primary. Spence Jackson, a spokesman with the Secretary of State’s Office which oversees Missouri elections, says anyone registering must be a U.S. citizen, a resident of Missouri, and must be at least 18 – not now, but on Election Day. And, you can register at any number of places, from county clerks’ offices to Department of Motor Vehicle offices to most libraries. Next month’s election will determine who represents the various parties on the November ballot. It will also decide the outcome of two proposals to amend the State Constitution – one calling for a ban on gay marriage, the other dealing with expanding casinos to southwest Missouri.