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Absentee voting begins Tuesday in Missouri

Missouri voters with a legitimate reason can start casting absentee ballots Tuesday.
Missouri voters with a legitimate reason can start casting absentee ballots Tuesday. jtoyoshiba@kcstar.com

Missouri voters can begin casting absentee ballots for the November election Tuesday.

Absentee voters can cast their ballots in person at sites established by local election boards. Locations vary, so check with your election board. Voters can also request an absentee ballot by mail and cast their votes that way.

Missouri law requires voters to have a reason for voting absentee. The acceptable reasons are:

▪ Not in your county on Election Day, Nov. 8

▪ Sick, or have a physical disability that prevents travel to a ballot box

▪ Responsible for the care of a sick or disabled person

▪ You are an election officer or poll watcher working at a voting location different from your own

▪ Unable to vote in person because of a religious belief or practice

▪ Incarcerated, but otherwise eligible to vote

▪ Participant in the address confidentiality program because of safety concerns

Websites for local election boards can provide more information. They are: Kansas City Election Board, kceb.org; Jackson County, jcebmo.org; Clay County, claycoelections.com; Platte County, plattemovotes.org; Cass County, casscounty.com/2210/County-ClerkElection-Authority.

Dave Helling: 816-234-4656, @dhellingkc

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