(Farmington) Missouri voters can now cast an absentee ballot for the November general election.
The midterm election includes races for U.S. Senator, Congress, Missouri State House and Senate seats, state auditor, a ballot measure to legalize recreational marijuana and a variety of local issues, depending on where you live.
To vote absentee, you must be absent from your polling location on election day, if you are confined due to illness or physical disability, if you take care of someone who is confined due to illness or physical disability, religious reasons, if you are an election worker, if you are in jail or if you are a domestic violence victim participating in Missouri’s address confidentiality program.
Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft says you can ask his office to have an absentee ballot mailed to you or you can vote absentee in-person at your county clerk’s office.
He also says to not allow political ads to tell you which way to vote.
Ashcroft says to make sure to bring with you a government-issued photo I.D. when you vote.
A new state law also allows for the first time no-excuse in-person absentee voting two weeks before the November 8th election.