Voting Registration Deadline Passes; Officials Turn to Absentee Voting

Oct 6, 2010

Jefferson City, MO – The deadline to register to vote in Missouri this year has passed. State officials now turn their attention to absentee voting and making sure people's addresses are correct. St. Louis Public Radio's Marshall Griffin reports.

Laura Egerdal with the Secretary of State's office says Missourians who want an absentee ballot mailed to them have until October 27th to request one.

"But then here in Missouri you can cast an absentee ballot in person all the way up until the day before Election Day, in the central office of your local election authority," says Egerdal.

Absentee ballots can also be picked up at local election offices or downloaded from the website GO-VOTE-MISSOURI-DOT-COM. Egerdal also says voters who are registered but have recently moved must provide a change of address before Election Day.