Voter ID

Missouri Republicans look to reinstate voter ID requirement

(Missouri Independent) – About 137,700 registered voters in Missouri did not have a state-issued identification in 2017, according to an analysis from the Secretary of State’s Office.  Another 140,000 voters had expired IDs, and 2,000 more voters had forfeited their driver’s licenses. Under a bill passed Wednesday in the Missouri House, those registered voters would either have to […]

Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft

Audio: Secretary of State Ashcroft says Missouri conducted four safe, secure elections in 2020

Missouri’s Secretary of State is praising poll workers across the state, for their assistance with four major elections in 2020. Republican Jay Ashcroft notes those elections included Missouri’s presidential preference primary, the August primary, and November.     The General Assembly in May approved bipartisan legislation expanding absentee voting to those 65 and older or […]

Missouri State Highway Patrol website

Applications now open for Missouri State Highway Patrol Commercial Vehicle Officer

The Director of the Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division of the Missouri State Highway Patrol invites individuals to take the written test for the position of commercial vehicle officer. Examination dates and locations are as follows: 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. on December 5, 2020 Troop A Headquarters, 504 S.E. Blue Parkway, Lee’s Summit, MO Troop […]

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 […]

Grundy County Courthouse Trenton Missouri

Grundy County Commission review procedures at Monday meeting

Several topics were discussed during the Grundy County Commission meeting Monday. Emergency Management Director Glen Briggs reported there were site inspections not completed related to the Federal Emergency Management Agency disaster regarding last year’s flooding. The inspections will resume June 15th. They involve verifying damage. Briggs also talked about elected officials and staff needing to […]

Absentee Voting

Missouri Legislature gives final approval to absentee ballot legislation; photo ID requirement stripped out

Absentee ballot legislation that expands voting by mail through the rest of 2020 is on its way to Missouri Governor Mike Parson’s desk, after receiving final approval from the House in Jefferson City on Friday evening. The final House vote was 121-24 and came with about 30 minutes to spare before the mandatory 6 p.m. […]

Second Harvest Food Bank

Second Harvest Community Food Bank to hold food drive and distribution in December

Second Harvest Community Food Bank of Saint Joseph will conduct a 19-county food drive and hold a food box distribution in December. Food for the Holidays encourages people to add one non-perishable item to a box each day from December 1st through 18th. The items include canned vegetables, cranberry sauce, boxed potatoes, canned sweet potatoes, […]

Missouri Supreme Court

Audio: Missouri Supreme Court ponders whether voter ID law’s sworn statement should stay or go

The Missouri Supreme Court is deciding whether voters without a photo ID must sign a statement at the polls swearing they are who they say they are. The state is challenging Cole County Circuit Judge Richard Callahan calling the language contradictory and misleading and ruling last year to get rid of the requirement. In Thursday’s […]