For immediate release: May 29, 2020
Contact: Maura Browning, Communications Director
Ashcroft Reminds Missouri Voters of Municipal Election, Applauds Local Election Authorities for Preparation
Jefferson City, Mo. – Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft today reminded Missourians that their municipal elections, originally to be held on April 7, will occur on June 2 as a result of Gov. Michael Parson’s March 13, 2020, executive order. Local election authorities have been hard at work readying their offices and polling locations to help ensure the health and safety of voters and poll workers.
Over a two-week period in May, Ashcroft visited every one of Missouri’s 116 county clerks and election boards to deliver supplies for poll workers. He traveled more than 5,000 miles while delivering nearly 17,000 face masks, 500 gallons of sanitizer, 16,000 posters and more than 40,000 bright yellow floor strips to encourage physical distancing.
Additionally, since April 27, Ashcroft’s office has distributed more than $4.5 million to local election authorities to assist with preparations for upcoming 2020 elections.
“I have been so impressed – but not at all surprised – with Missouri’s local election authorities,” Ashcroft said. “Missouri voters should be proud of the way their election officials have responded, and how they are implementing safeguards to keep voters and poll workers safe when they vote on June 2. Because of their hard work, it will be safe to vote. We have all worked together to protect your right to vote securely and help ensure your health and safety.”
Visit www.sos.mo.gov to learn more about the Office of the Missouri Secretary of State.