Ashcroft: Future Elections On as Planned for Now

by: Scott McCaulley

On the day that Missouri Voters were supposed to go to the Polls in the 2020 Municipal Elections, questions remain about future elections this year.

During Monday’s Press Conference updating the Status of the COVID-19 Virus in Missouri, Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft took a question on the status of the upcoming Elections in the State of Missouri.

Ask whether Absentee Ballots should be sent to all voters in the State due to the possibility of the COVID-19 Outbreak could cause issues for voters going to the Polls, Ashcroft said the current State Statutes does not account for this situation and the State Legislature would have to enact changes to allow for that type of Absentee Voting.

Ashcroft did say his office is preparing for contingencies to make Polling Places safe for the upcoming Elections including assessing current locations and procedures needed.

The Municipal Elections have been rescheduled for June 2 while State Primary and the National General Elections will follow in August and November respectively.


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