Missouri Republican and Democratic parties approve emergency measure to prevent the spread of COVID-19

Democrat and Republican Parties

The Missouri Republican and Democratic state committees have approved emergency measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

County Republican caucuses will not be held. County Republican central committees will meet by phone on April 4th to vote on slates of delegates and alternates to the Congressional District and State conventions. This includes local caucuses usually held in an election year. The Congressional District Republican conventions May 30th and the State Convention June 20th are not affected by the change.

Democratic delegate selection proceedings have been postponed for seven weeks to May 30th. The meetings are still planned to be in-person, but provisions have been passed to allow for virtual meetings if that option is needed. Democratic mass meetings scheduled for April 6th are canceled, and the delegate selection plan has been updated to have all state delegates elected at the congressional conventions instead.

Congressional conventions scheduled for April 30th are postponed to May 30th. The second-quarter state committee meeting May 9th will be held virtually via webinar or conference call. The Democratic State Convention to be in Kansas City June 20th has been relocated to a mid-Missouri location in Columbia, Jefferson City, or the Lake Ozarks area and will potentially have the date changed.