Red Tape and Unnecessary Hurdles

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Missouri Democrats

On this May Day installment of #VoterRegFriday, we want to make sure you’re ready to vote in the June 2nd local elections happening in many cities and counties across the state. 

If you plan to vote in-person, be courteous and wear a mask and sanitize your hands before and after voting. Polls are open from 6AM-7PM.

If you wish to vote from the comfort of your home, we’ve attached the Missouri Secretary of State’s Absentee Ballot Request Form for you! The deadline to request a ballot is May 20th. Here’s how it works:

  • Print your request form and fill it out completely. Check a reason for requesting a ballot. (If you have not voted in person before, you may be required to include a copy of a form of ID. Check out the bottom of the request form for detailed info.)
  • Mail it to your local election authority – find yours here. (Do not mail your form to the Secretary of State’s office). 
  • Your local election authority will then mail you your official ballot.
  • Read the instructions carefully. Mark your ballot and return it ASAP. It must be received by 7PM on Election Day to count.
  • Congratulations, you’ve voted!

We won’t sugar coat this. It’s crystal clear that there’s a lot of red tape and unnecessary hurdles to jump through to vote in this state

And our Republican governor and Republican legislature want to keep it that way.

Don’t let them discourage you. 

Show up. 

When we do, we win.

-Missouri Democratic Party

P.S. You can take a look at all that red tape for yourself on the Secretary of State’s website

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The Missouri Democratic Party holds the distinction of being the oldest political party in the United States established west of the Mississippi River. For the last century, we’ve led the fight for working families. Today, we’re organizing in communities across Missouri to protect and build on our progress.

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