Audio: Missouri experiences surge in absentee and mail-in voting for General Election

Presidential Election 2020

Missouri’s local election authorities have already received more than 555,000 absentee and mail-in ballots combined for the General Election – a jump of about 150,000 requested during this time in 2016. Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft says the increase could impact the polls on Election Day.



The figure also includes in-person absentee voting. At the same time in 2016, nearly 305,000 absentee ballots were requested. Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft says Missouri’s County Clerks have been busy.



Voters can cast an absentee ballot in-person at their local election authority until November 2 at 5 p.m. For your vote to count, those offices must receive absentee ballots in person or by mail by 7 p.m. on November 3.