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Carnahan issues absentee ballots

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Absentee ballots for the Nov. 2 general election became available as of Sept. 21, according to a news release from Missouri Secretary of State Robin Carnahan.

Ballots are available at local election authority offices or by mail. The application can be downloaded at

Registered Missouri voters are eligible for absentee voting if prevented from going to the polls on election day due to absence from the jurisdiction on election day; incapacity or confinement due to illness or disability; religious practice or belief; employment as an election authority; or incarceration, the release said.

Local election authorities must receive mailed absentee ballots by 7 p.m. on Nov. 2 for them to be counted. Those voting absentee at their voting location must do so before 5 p.m. on Nov. 1, the release said.

Among the Nov. 2 ballot measures are:
  • U.S. Senate elections;
  • U.S. House of Representatives elections;
  • Constitutional Amendment 1, concerning whether the office of county assessor should be an elected position;
  • Constitutional Amendment 2, concerning whether former prisoners of war with a service-connected disability should be exempt from property taxes;
  • Proposition A, which would repeal the authority of certain cities to use earnings taxes to fund their budgets, would require voters in cities that have an earnings tax to approve continuation of that tax at the next general municipal election and at an election held every five years thereafter, and would prohibit any city from adding a new earnings tax to fund their budget; and
  • Proposition B, which would require large-scale dog breeding operations to provide sufficient food, clean water and other necessary care.

        Source: Secretary of State Web site
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