Read the The Tuesday Count. New edition available now!

Missouri elections, 2012

From Ballotpedia
Jump to: navigation, search
2013
Contents
1 2012 Elections
2 Eligibility to Vote
2.1 Primary election
2.2 General election
3 Voting absentee
3.1 Eligibility
3.2 Deadlines
3.3 Military and overseas voting
4 Voting early
5 See also
6 References

The state of Missouri held elections in 2012. Below are the dates of note:

On the 2012 ballot Click here for all
November 6, 2012
Election Results
U.S. Senate (1 seat) Approveda Preview Article
U.S. House (8 seats) Approveda
State Executives (5 positions) Approveda Preview Article
State Senate (17 seats) Approveda Preview Article
State House (163 seats) Approveda
Ballot measures (5 measures) Approveda Preview Article

2012 Elections

Note: Election information listed on this page does not pertain to 2012 presidential elections. For more about Ballotpedia's areas of coverage, click here.
For election results in the 50 states, see our November 6, 2012 election results page

Elections by type

[edit]

See also: United States Senate elections in Missouri, 2012
U.S. Senate, Missouri, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngClaire McCaskill Incumbent 54.8% 1,494,125
     Republican Todd Akin 39.1% 1,066,159
     Libertarian Jonathan Dine 6.1% 165,468
     Write-in Ted Kimzey 0% 15
     Write-in Bernard J. "Spark" Duraski, Jr. 0% 9
     Write-in William Dean 0% 6
     Write-in Bernie Mowinksi 0% 5
     Write-in Charlie L. Bailey 0% 4
     Write-in Arnie C. "AC" Dienoff 0% 2
Total Votes 2,725,793
Source: Missouri Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

See also: Missouri state executive official elections, 2012

There were five state executive positions up for election.

Governor of Missouri General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJay Nixon Incumbent 54.8% 1,494,056
     Republican Dave Spence 42.5% 1,160,265
     Libertarian Jim Higgins 2.7% 73,509
Total Votes 2,727,830
Election Results via Missouri Secretary of State.
Lieutenant Governor of Missouri General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngPeter Kinder Incumbent 49.3% 1,319,747
     Democratic Susan Montee 45.5% 1,219,457
     Libertarian Matthew Copple 2.8% 75,169
     Constitution Cynthia Davis 2.4% 63,594
Total Votes 2,677,967
Election Results via Missouri Secretary of State.
Attorney General of Missouri General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngChris Koster Incumbent 55.9% 1,491,139
     Republican Ed Martin 40.6% 1,084,106
     Libertarian Dave Browning 3.5% 92,819
Total Votes 2,668,064
Election Results via Missouri Secretary of State.
Missouri Secretary of State General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJason Kander 48.9% 1,298,022
     Republican Shane Schoeller 47.4% 1,258,937
     Libertarian Cisse Spragins 2.7% 70,814
     Constitution Justin Harter 1% 27,710
Total Votes 2,655,483
Election Results via Missouri Secretary of State.
Missouri Treasurer General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngClint Zweifel Incumbent 50.4% 1,332,876
     Republican Cole McNary 45.4% 1,200,368
     Libertarian Sean O'Toole 4.1% 109,188
Total Votes 2,642,432
Election Results via Missouri Secretary of State.

See also: Missouri State Senate elections, 2012

Heading into the election, Republicans maintained partisan control in the state senate.

Missouri State Senate
Party As of November 5, 2012 After the 2012 Election
     Democratic Party 8 10
     Republican Party 26 24
Total 34 34


See also: Missouri House of Representatives elections, 2012

Heading into the election, Republicans maintained partisan control in the state house.

Missouri House of Representatives
Party As of November 5, 2012 After the 2012 Election
     Democratic Party 54 53
     Republican Party 105 110
     Vacancy 4 0
Total 163 163

See also: Missouri 2012 ballot measures
Amendment 2
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 780,567 82.8%
No162,63117.2%

Results via the Missouri Secretary of State.


Eligibility to Vote

Missouri

Primary election

See also: Voting in the 2012 primary elections

Missouri was one of 16 states to use an open primary system. Voters were required to register prior to July 11, 2012, which was 27 days prior to the primary election.[1] (Information about registering to vote)

General election

See also: Voting in the 2012 general elections

The deadline to register to vote was 27 days prior to the election day, which in 2012 was October 10.[2]

Voting absentee

AbsenteeMap.png
See also: Absentee Voting

Eligibility

You are eligible to vote absentee in an election if you cannot make it to the polls on election day for one of the following reasons:[4]

  • Will be absent from your voting jurisdiction on election day
  • Are incapacitated or confined due to illness or physical disability, or caring for an incapacitated person
  • Are restricted by religious belief or practice
  • Are employed by an election authority
  • Are incarcerated but have retained all your voting qualifications

Deadlines

To vote absentee a request must be received by 5 p.m. on the Wednesday prior to the election. The ballot must then be returned by 5 p.m. the day before the election if returned in person or the close of polls on election day.[4]

Military and overseas voting

For full details, visit the Federal Voting Assistance Program here.

Voting early

See also: Early voting

Missouri allows early in-person voting, but only for those who will not be in their home county on the day of the election.[5]

2013 developments

Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander appointed an 11-member commission to review the state's election laws with the goal of increasing participation in early voting. The commission proposed removing the restriction on early voting and creating one polling place in each district where residents could vote early up to six weeks before election day.[6]

Additionally, the proposal would require districts with more than 175,000 registered voters to open up additional locations for early voting for a November presidential election. The locations would be required to be open at least four hours a day for a minimum of 14 days prior to the election.[6]

See also

References