Deadline for absentee ballots in 8th District election is Wednesday

Sunday, May 26, 2013

The deadline to request an absentee ballot by mail or fax for the June 4 Congressional special election is Wednesday.

According to a news release from Secretary of State Jason Kander's office, voters may vote absentee in person at their local election authority's office until 5 p.m. June 3. To receive an absentee ballot by mail, eligible voters must complete an absentee ballot application and mail or fax it to their local election authority. Applications must be received by no later than 5 p.m. Wednesday. If requesting an absentee ballot by mail, first-time voters must provide a copy of their personal identification in order to vote. Local election authorities will be open for limited hours Saturday for absentee voting, and voters should contact their local election authority to inquire about Saturday hours.

Absentee ballots must be received by the local election authority no later than 7 p.m. June 4. An application form and contact information for Missouri's local election authorities are available online at

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