|SB 0063||Allows election authorities the option of providing early voting (voting before the election)|
|LR Number:||0532S.01I||Fiscal Note:||0532-01|
|Committee:||Financial and Governmental Organization|
|Last Action:||02/07/01 - Hearing Cancelled S Financial and Governmental||Journal page:|
|Organization, Veterans' Affairs & Elections Committee|
|Effective Date:||August 28, 2001|
SB 63 - This act allows election authorities the option of providing early voting (voting before the election). Early voting dates would extend from 20 days to 5 days before the election. The election authority would be allowed to establish early voting hours. The reasons which voters must currently provide for voting absentee (voter is out of town, ill, or in jail or because of employment or religious belief) shall not apply until 5 days before the election.
This act allows absentee voting for Missouri residents who
are overseas, but only for federal and statewide candidates and
statewide ballot issues (not state senators and representatives).