Voters in Jackson County have expanded options to cast a ballot in the August primary election and November general election.
Voters may head to the polls to vote in-person, request an absentee ballot, or request a mail-in ballot. The mail-in ballot was added due to COVID-19 concerns, enabling all registered voters the option to vote by mail.
Absentee voters must meet one of seven reasons to vote absentee. Those who have contracted or in an at-risk category for contracting or transmitting coronavirus are now included in the list of reasons to vote absentee. Absentee voters claiming this exemption do not need to have their ballot notarized.
Every registered voter is eligible to vote by mail-in ballot. An application is available on the Jackson County Election Board’s website, www.jcebmo.org, and may be mailed or dropped off to the Election Board offices at 215 N. Liberty, Independence.
Once mail-in ballots are received and completed, they must be notarized.
Requests to vote absentee or via mail-in ballot for the August 4, 2020 primary election must be received on or before Wednesday, July 22, 2020. To vote absentee or via mail-in ballot for the November general election, applications must be received on or before October 21st.
Voters in the August 4th primary election will cast votes for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of State, Attorney General, State Treasurer, 6th District U.S. Representative and State Representative District 32.
Jeff Coleman, Republican Incumbent for MO District 32, will run unopposed, as no candidate has filed for the Democratic, Libertarian, Green, or Constitution parties.
Voters will also decide on Constitutional Amendment No. 2, which would adopt Medicaid expansion for persons 19 to 64 years of age with an income level at or below 133% of the federal poverty level.
Polls will be open from 6:00am—7:00pm on election day.