August Primary Election information

With the primary election approaching, take note of the following important dates and facts to prepare for primary election day– August 6, 2024. 
 
Important Dates:
June 25 - Mail-in voting began
July 10 - Last day to register to vote
July 23 - No-excuse in-person absentee voting begins with photo ID
July 24 - Last day to request an absentee ballot by mail
 
August 6 - ELECTION DAY 
 
Voting Requirements
 
On Election Day, a photo ID is required to vote. However, a provisional ballot can be cast without ID.
Ballot Measures
Ballot petition language, in its entirety, can be found on the Missouri Secretary of State website, in various papers statewide, including Howell County News, and posted at all polling locations on Election Day.
 
Local Election Authority (LEA) Responsibilities
 
“Local election authorities are the frontline for Missouri elections. We could not do this without them,” Secretary of State Ashcroft said in a press release. “All year and every day they insure that voter rolls are up-to-date; adding registered voters, or removing them - whichever is applicable.”
In Howell County, our LEA is County Clerk Kelly Waggoner. 
 
LEAs handle ballot printing and getting absentee ballots sent to those who request them. They select polling locations, get them set up for Election Day and hire all poll workers necessary to run the election. When the election is over, they tally the ballots - including absentee - and report the unofficial results on election night. Missouri statute requires LEA’s, within two weeks after the election, to verify the results and submit a certification report to the secretary of state’s office.
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