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Election Day -- Tuesday, November 2

UPDATE: Election Results from the Missouri Secretary of State

 

The Missouri midterm elections will take place Tuesday, November 2. Polls are open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Be sure to bring one valid form of identification with you.

If you aren't sure if your registration is valid or where your polling place is, go to the Voter Registration Lookup and enter your personal information. You will see a result that verifies if you are registered to vote at your current address and lists your polling place. You may also be able to view sample ballots for your precinct.

Plan to be out of town on Election Day? If something will keep you from voting on Tuesday, you may be eligible for absentee voting. The County Clerk's office lists the qualifications and procedures for absentee voting in Greene County. The deadline for casting an absentee ballot in person is 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 1.

Tuesday's ballot includes candidates for the offices of U.S. senator, U.S. representative, state auditor, state senator, state representative, and various Greene County offices. View a sample ballot [pdf] for Greene County. To learn more about each of the candidates, take a look at the following party websites:

This election offers several Independent and write-In candidates. The Missouri Secretary of State website has more information about becoming an Independent or a write-in candidate. You can also view an election candidate list including write-in candidates.

Included on Tuesday's ballot are five measures -- three constitutional amendments and two statutory propositions:

  • Constitutional Amendment 1 -- Senate Joint Resolution No. 5
    Read the full text [pdf] of this measure proposed by the 95th General Assembly.
     
  • Constitutional Amendment 2 -- House Joint Resolution No. 15
    Read the full text [pdf] of this measure proposed by the 95th General Assembly.
     
  • Constitutional Amendment 3 -- Constitutional Amendment to Article X, Relating to Real Estate Taxation, version 3
    Read the full text of this measure proposed by Initiative Petition.
     
  • Proposition A -- Statutory Amendment to Chapter 92, Relating to Earnings Taxes
    Read the full text of this measure proposed by Initiative Petition.
     
  • Proposition B -- Statutory Amendment to Chapter 273, Relating to Dog Breeders
    Read the full text of this measure proposed by initiative petition.

With so many important candidates and issues on the ballot, it is important to educate yourself before voting. The League of Women Voters provides nonpartisan election information at Vote411.org. You can "build your own ballot" online and compare your candidates' positions as well as see comments on the ballot measures.

Interested in following national election issues? The following websites provide national coverage of important races, along with statistics, polls, and forecasts:

For additional information contact the Greene County Clerk's office at 417-868-4055 or Missouri's Secretary of State office at 800-NOW-VOTE.


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