For immediate release:                  November 7, 2018

Contact:                                           Maura Browning, Communications Director, (573) 526-0949

Unofficial Election Results Expected to be Certified Nov. 30

Jefferson City, Mo. — Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft said today that he expects the state board of canvassers to certify the Nov. 6 mid-term election results on Nov. 30, pursuant to Section 115.511, RSMo. Results shown on the Office’s Election Night Reporting site ( are unofficial until certified by the board of canvassers.

Local election authorities will accept military and overseas ballots by mail until Friday, Nov. 9, as provided in Section 115.920, RSMo. Any such ballots received by Nov. 9 will be counted and added to the official results reported by the local election authority to the Secretary of State.

Any constitutional amendments passed on Nov. 6 will become effective 30 days after the date of the election, which is Dec. 6. Any statutory amendments passed are effective upon approval, or on a date specified in amendment language. 

According to unofficial results, statewide voter turnout was 57.9 percent.


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