Missouri Early Voting Initiative (2012)
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Text of measure
The ballot title for the petition relating to early voting reads:
Shall Missouri law be amended to expand options for voters by allowing them to cast ballots in person prior to federal general elections without the current absentee ballot excuse requirement?
It is estimated state government entities would reimburse election authorities for incurred costs of at least $974,016 in fiscal year 2015 (one-time costs of $676,800 and on-going costs for each federal election of $297,216). Those costs may be higher depending on the compensation, staffing and planning decisions of affected election authorities.
Path to the ballot
- See also: Missouri signature requirements
To qualify for the ballot, the initiative required signatures from registered voters equal to 5% of the total votes cast in the 2008 governor's election from six of the state's nine congressional districts. Signatures on behalf of all initiative petitions for the 2012 ballot were due to the secretary of state’s office by no later than 5 p.m. on May 6, 2012.
- Associated Press, "Early voting ballot measure proposed in Missouri," January 6, 2010
- Missouri Secretary of State, "Initiative Petition Relating to Early Voting Approved for Circulation for 2012 Ballot," January 5, 2011
- Missouri Secretary of State, "Statutory Amendment to RSMo Chapter 115, Relating to Early Voting, version 3 2012-038," accessed March 23, 2011