The uprising for Black lives has disrupted the social and economic status quo through protests, highway shutdowns and occupations. It has also been an opportunity for activists and organizers to build power and engage people politically. But the pandemic, changes to the postal service, and the increasingly polarized political climate will impact the upcoming general election in major ways. So in this episode, we hear from a state representative who helped to come up with new absentee and mail-in balloting guidelines and two ministers who are part of multi-racial and multi-faith coalitions that engage voters and increase voter turnout.
As a reminder, the last day to register to vote in Missouri for the November 3rd general election is October 7th, a date that some suggest for requesting your absentee or mail in ballot.
The final deadline for requesting an absentee ballot and submitting a mail in ballot in Missouri is October 21st at 5pm.
To request an absentee ballot in Missouri, visit movote.org.
Missouri state law requires absentee ballots to be notarized for free and notaries can be found at most financial institutions.
For an updated list of notaries, visit sos.mo.gov/elections/MailinNotary or call the Missouri Secretary of State’s office at (800) 669-8683.
To learn more about your voting options, voter registration status, or how to become a poll worker, visit vote411.org.