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LWV Hosts Events To Prepare Voters For August Primary

Michele Skalicky

Starting next week, you’ll be able to register to vote and have absentee ballots notarized at special events held outside six local library branches.

The events are being held by the League of Women Voters of Southwest Missouri.

A bill passed by the Missouri Legislature in May allows certain people to vote absentee this year without having to have their ballots notarized.  Those include anyone at risk for complications of COVID-19 because they are 65 years or older and those with chronic lung disease or moderate to severe asthma, a serious heart condition, diabetes, liver disease or those who are immunocompromised.

The last day to register to vote in the August 4 primary is July 8. Voters who have had a name or address change will need to update their registration.

Dates and times of the LWV events:

  • Thursday, June 25, Republic Branch, 8:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m., 921 N. Lindsey Ave.; and the Library Center, 2-6 p.m., 4653 S. Campbell Ave.
  • Tuesday, June 30, Library Station, 8:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m. 2535 N. Kansas Expressway; and the Midtown Carnegie Branch, 2-6 p.m., 397 E. Central St.
  • Thursday, July 2, Schweitzer Brentwood Branch, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 2214 Brentwood Blvd.; and the Willard Branch, 2-6 p.m., 304 E. Jackson St.