Missouri’s primary election season is in full swing. Voters can now request an absentee ballot from their local election office.

Some of the major races on the ballot include Missouri candidates running for governor, state treasurer, attorney general, secretary of state, U.S. Congressional seats, and U.S. Senator. Several seats are also up for grabs in the Missouri House and Senate.

Ballot initiatives coming up for a vote on August 6th include asking voters whether Missouri childcare centers should be exempt from property taxes, and a redo vote about increased funding for the Kansas City Police Department.

Absentee voting is an option for registered voters who will be absent from their election authority jurisdiction on Election Day; confined due to illness or physical disability; taking care of someone who is confined due to illness or physical disability; have religious reasons; are an election worker or in jail, are a domestic violence victim participating in Missouri’s address confidentiality program.

To vote absentee by mail, contact the nearest local election office.

To vote absentee without an excuse, that option is available in person two weeks leading up to Election Day. A nonexpired driver or non-driver’s license, military ID, or passport is required.

The last day to register to vote to participate in the August primary is July 10th.

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