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Sat Mar 14, 2020, 01:32 PM

St. Louis County Board of Elections requests to postpone April 7 election in response to the coronav

(St. Ann, MO March 13, 2020) In an effort to protect the health and wellbeing of St. Louis County voters and election workers -- and to preserve the integrity of the election -- the St. Louis County Board of Election Commissioners (BOE) will this Saturday petition the Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District, to postpone the April 7 municipal elections. The BOE will ask the Court to move the election date to April 28 and to authorize a vote by mail. If the Court declines to approve the mail-in vote on April 28, the BOE will request a delay until the August 2020 primary election.

Today, the United States federal government, the State of Missouri and St. Louis County declared states of emergency in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The BOE sees the request to delay the election as essential.

“We believe this decision is necessary to protect the public and everyone involved in the election process,” said BOE Commission Chair Sharon Buchanan-McClure.

The St Louis County Board of Elections, the largest election authority in the state, is responsible for all public elections, voter registration and voter record maintenance in St. Louis County. The Board is governed by a state-appointed, bipartisan board of commissioners. Nearly 750,000 registered voters in St. Louis County cast ballots in 1260 precincts from roughly 360 polling places.

https://www.stlouisco.com/Community/News/Article/2612/St-Louis-County-Board-of-Elections-requests-to-postpone-April-7-election-in-res

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Reply St. Louis County Board of Elections requests to postpone April 7 election in response to the coronav (Original post)
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samnsara Mar 2020 #1
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Response to Sherman A1 (Original post)

Sat Mar 14, 2020, 01:34 PM

1. when the hell are they going to get all mail in ballots?

...hell Washington State had record turn outs ( ballots) in spite of being Ground Zero for the virus..

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Response to samnsara (Reply #1)

Sat Mar 14, 2020, 01:41 PM

3. I doubt if they have answers right now

but, want some time to get things sorted out. Just like all of us, this is making it up as we go along.

In this case it is local, school boards, fire district boards, bond issues etc. Probably would be a low voter turn out anyway and if something has to be the guinea pig for a change in the process, this is a good one to go with.

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Response to Sherman A1 (Original post)

Sat Mar 14, 2020, 01:35 PM

2. With paper ballots you can have curbside car-voting and voting under an outdoor canopy. . . . nt

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