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Missouri wants to make it easier to vote during pandemic

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Missouri wants to make it easier to vote during pandemic

Missouri wants to make it easier to vote during pandemic

Missouri wants to make it easier for people to vote during the pandemic.

The changes are designed to protect the most vulnerable and others who are worried about going out.

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OTHERS WHO ARE WORRIED ABOUTGOING OUT.>> THIS IS WHAT MISSOURI ISTRYING TO PREVENT, REPEAT OFAPRIL’S WISCONSIN PRIMARY, WITHLONG LINES OF PEOPLE, SOMEHUDDLING TOGETHER, TRYING TOVOTE.>> WORRIED ABOUT CATCHING AVIRUS AND HAVING TO GO AND STANDIN LINE FOR HOURS POSSIBLY, LIKEA HOTLY CONTESTEDPRESIDENTIAL ELECTION.>> MISSOURI VOTERS OVER 65,CONSIDERED AS HIGH-RISK, ANDWITH EXISTING MEDICALCONDITIONS, MAY NOW CAST ANABSENTEE BALLOT, WITHOUT HAVINGIT NOTARIZED, AS IN THE PAST.OTHER VOTERS, WHO ARE WORRIEDABOUT THE VIRUS MAY VOTE WITH AMAIL-IN BALLOT.BUT THE MAIL-IN VOTE DOESREQUIRE NOTARIZATION.>> THE NOTARY ELEMENT IS A MAJORDIFFERENCE.BUT ALSO ANYONE, ANY REGISTEREDVOTER IN THE STATE OF MISSOURI,CAN REQUEST THAT MAIL-IN BALLOT.>> THESE CHANGES ARE JUST FOR2020 BECAUSE OF THE PANDEMIC.YOU WILL NOTICE THEM.>> NOT REQUIRING A CERTAIN GROUPOF PEOPLE NOT TO HAVE THE NOTARYREQUIREMENT, I THINK THAT WILLSPIKE ABSENTEES.>> PROCESSING THE ABSENTEE ANDMAIL-IN VOTES MEANS IT COULDTAKE LONGER TO COUNT THE VOTERS-- BOATS -- VOTES ON ELECTIONNIGHT -- ELECTION NIGHT.>> THERE')S A POSSIBILITY OFTHAT.THERE’S NOT DOUBT ABOUT IT.BUT I THINK IT’S BETTER TO TAKEYOUR T




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