FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 8, 2020
Contact: Maura Browning, (573) 526-0949
Ashcroft Gathering List of Volunteer Notaries
to Help Voters Get Ballot Envelopes Notarized with Ease
Jefferson City, Mo. — On July 8, to help Missouri voters find Notary Publics to notarize their ballot envelopes, Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft announced his office is now providing a list of notaries who have volunteered to provide notary services for voters at no charge. Free services are also being provided at the Secretary of State’s offices in Jefferson City, St. Louis, Kansas City and Springfield.
While state law says absentee ballot voters cannot be charged a notary fee for ballot notarization, new voting laws for 2020 do not provide the same exception for mail-in ballots. As a result, Ashcroft is providing a list online of notaries who have volunteered to provide all ballot notarization free of charge. The list will be updated as more Missouri notaries volunteer to help.
“I truly appreciate the many organizations and individuals making themselves available to help Missouri voters during this time,” Ashcroft said. “I encourage voters who need notary services to contact a volunteer in their area, and I again thank those who are volunteering their time.”
Addresses of Secretary of State offices are below. Please note, masks are required to enter the following buildings.
James C. Kirkpatrick State Information Center
600 West Main Street
Jefferson City, MO 65101
U.S. Customs & Post Office Building
815 Olive Street, Suite 150
St. Louis, MO 63101
Fletcher Daniels State Office Building
615 E. 13th St., Fifth Floor Rm 513
Kansas City, MO 64106
Landers State Office Building
149 Park Central Sq., Rm 624
Springfield, MO 65806
If you are a notary and wish to volunteer to provide ballot envelope notary services for free for the August and November 2020 elections, please email [email protected]. For instructions on how to become a notary, visit our notary website.
To view materials and information on absentee and mail-in voting for 2020, visit www.GoVoteMissouri.com.
Visit www.sos.mo.gov to learn more about the Office of the Missouri Secretary of State.