Absentee Voting

Nine take advantage of Grundy County Clerk’s special hours on Saturday

During special hours Saturday morning at the Grundy County Clerk’s office, nine people voted absentee for Tuesday’s election. That brought to 95 the number of absentee ballots returned to the county clerk’s office with another 24 ballots requested but not yet returned. Absentee voting will be held on Monday until 5 p.m. at county clerk’s […]

Absentee Voting

Audio: Livingston County Clerk testifies in Jefferson City on Bill relating to absentee ballots

Missouri lawmakers in both parties were surprised to learn Wednesday that absentee ballots cast by voters who later died should NOT have counted, under current state law.   The issue came up numerous times during a Missouri House elections committee hearing on Wednesday. Carrollton GOP State Representative Peggy McGaugh and her colleagues in both parties […]

Absentee Voting

Absentee ballots for the April 6th election now available at the Livingston County Clerk’s office

Absentee ballots for the April 6th Municipal Election are available in the Livingston County Clerk’s Office in the courthouse in Chillicothe. Residents wanting to vote absentee may contact the office from 8:30 to 4:30 to inquire about the process. The last day to register to vote is March 10th for the April 6th election. The […]

Presidential Election 2020

Audio: Over 800 thousand mail-in and absentee ballots cast in Missouri; 75% of voters expected to show at polls

Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft says nearly 828,000 mail-in and absentee ballots combined have been returned to the state’s local election authorities for the general election. In the 2016 general election, roughly 282,000 absentee votes were counted.     Ashcroft expects about 75% of Missouri’s voters to cast a ballot in the election.   […]

2020 Elections vote

Missouri Election Day FAQ: What you need to know to make sure your vote counts

(Missouri Independent) – Across Missouri, local election officials have received 628,395 mail-in and absentee ballots, according to the Secretary of State’s Oct. 27 report.  Already, that’s more than twice the total absentee ballots counted in the November 2016 election. While many Missourians have already voted by mail or in-person absentee, many more will head out […]

Presidential Election 2020

Audio: Political scientist in Missouri says predicting outcome of election night will be challenging this time

In previous elections, Missouri counties posted absentee ballot results first. For Tuesday’s general election, that practice will vary from county to county. Columbia College Political Science Professor Terry Smith says the change presents a new challenge.     Missouri’s local election authorities have received more than 723,000 mail-in and absentee ballots so far for the […]

Absentee Voting

100 vote absentee in Grundy County on Saturday bringing total to 887 absentee ballots cast

There were 80 people who voted absentee for Tuesday’s General Election during special hours on Saturday morning at the Grundy County Clerk’s office in Trenton. Another 20 people voted absentee early Saturday afternoon after making reservations with the Grundy County Clerk’s Office to vote at curbside. The clerk’s office previously had announced it would allow […]

Absentee Voting

728 absentee ballots returned to Grundy County Clerks office as of Friday morning

Seven hundred twenty-eight absentee and mail-in ballots had been returned to the Grundy County Clerk’s Office as of Friday morning of October 30th at 10:30 for November 3rd’s General Election. The office reported 54 requested ballots had not yet been returned. It is predicted that 80% of the 5,861 registered voters in Grundy County will […]

Presidential Election 2020

Missouri Secretary of State predicts 70% voter turnout for general election

Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft says he expects about a 70% voter turnout for the general election. In 2016, Missouri had about a 67% voter turnout. Local election authorities project their jurisdiction’s voter turnout and then Ashcroft’s office compiles a statewide estimate. And this year, at best, it’s going to be a guess because […]

Presidential Election 2020

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

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. […]

Mail in Ballot

Audio: Pettis County Clerk says 1,200 absentee ballots remain missing in the mail

The county clerk in west-central Missouri’s Pettis County says 1,200 absentee ballots that were delivered to the Sedalia Post Office on September 21 are still missing in the mail. Clerk Nicholas La Strada tells our Sedalia affiliate KDRO (AM 1490) that his office was bombarded with phone calls from voters last week, asking where their […]

Hand dropping ballot in voting box

Missouri counties mailing new ballots after Amendment 3 language goof

Nearly 2,000 Buchanan County voters in northwest Missouri will be sent new ballots after receiving absentee ballots with language thrown out by the courts. Some voters in southwest Missouri’s Vernon County were reportedly also given ballots with the wrong language. Buchanan County Clerk Mary Baack-Garvey says the county received ballots with the original language for […]

2020 Elections vote

Audio: local election authorities have begun mailing out absentee ballots

Local election authorities have begun mailing out ballots to Missourians who have requested to cast their absentee ballot by mail for November’s election. Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft strongly encourages Missourians not to wait until the last minute to ask for one. He expects mail delays that could cause some ballots to not get counted. […]

Lawsuit

Federal lawsuit filed in response to Missouri’s remote voting law

A new federal lawsuit asks a judge to make Missouri’s mail-in voting process easier in an effort to avoid excluding some voters from the November election – and during the ongoing spread of COVID-19. The American Civil Liberties Union of Missouri, Missouri Voter Protection Coalition, Missouri Faith Voices, and other groups are involved in the […]

Election Results

August 4th Primary Election results in northern Missouri

Grundy County will have a new commissioner at the first of the year following Businessman Brad Chumbley’s victory Tuesday evening in the Republican primary. Chumbley received 442 votes to defeat two others. Incumbent Joe Brinser had 296 votes and challenger Martha Roberts received 245. There’s no Democratic opponent for Chumbley in the November general election. […]