Missouri early voting petition approved
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri: A proposed early voting measure petition was approved for circulation by Missouri Secretary of State Robin Carnahan on October 6, 2009. If the petition for the measure collects the required number of signatures to be put on the ballot, the question would ask voters whether or not the Missouri State Statutes should be amended to allow voters the option of casting ballots in person prior to an election date without an absentee ballot excuse requirement.
The petition must be submitted to the secretary of state's office by no later than 5 p.m. on May 2, 2010. The petition must contain 5% of all registered voters who voted in the 2008 governor's election from the six of the state's nine congressional districts.