A federal appeals court weighed in on Missouri’s mail-in voting law Thursday and the bottom line for voters was simple: Nothing’s changed.
A judge for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit granted the state’s request to block a lower court ruling that would have allowed “mail-in” ballots to be returned in person.
That means those mail-in-only ballots, which were created by the legislature this year because of the pandemic, must continue to be returned only by U.S. mail.
These “mail-in” ballots are different from absentee ballots in that anyone can request one without a specific legal excuse.
Absentee ballots may be returned in-person or by mail.
Both kinds of ballots must be returned to local election authorities by 7 p.m. Nov. 3 to counted.
The mailing address for the Greene County clerk’s office is “County Clerk, 940 Boonville Ave., Room 113, Springfield, MO 65802.”
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In Christian County, the mailing address is “Kay Brown, Christian County Clerk, 100 W. Church, Rm 304, Ozark, MO 65721.”
The Greene County Clerk’s office is open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday.
The Christian County clerk’s office is open 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.
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