missouri secretary of state http://kbia.org en Mo. bill allows return of printed state manual http://kbia.org/post/mo-bill-allows-return-printed-state-manual <p>Missouri's official state manual has been banished to the Internet for the past few years. But it could make a return to print.</p><p>The Legislature has sent the governor a bill that would let the secretary of state's office share the electronic publication with a nonprofit organization, which would then print it and distribute to the public.</p><p>Known as the "Blue Book," the Official Manual of the State of Missouri contains information about public officials, state agencies, local governments, elections, political parties and various other things.</p> Thu, 16 May 2013 20:50:12 +0000 Person: Associated Press 33881 at http://kbia.org Investors, donors warned to be wary of scams involving unrealistic dividends, bogus charities http://kbia.org/post/investors-donors-warned-be-wary-scams-involving-unrealistic-dividends-bogus-charities <p>Secretary of State Jason Kander has issued an alert to investors, warning them to be wary of fraudulent schemes.</p><p> Mon, 22 Apr 2013 22:41:20 +0000 Jennifer Davidson 32469 at http://kbia.org Investors, donors warned to be wary of scams involving unrealistic dividends, bogus charities Audit gives good rating to Mo. secretary of state http://kbia.org/post/audit-gives-good-rating-mo-secretary-state <p>Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich has given an "excellent" rating to the office of former Secretary of State Robin Carnahan.</p><p>Carnahan's term ended in January, and the state auditor routinely reviews offices when executives leave.</p><p>Schweich's report found no problems with the office's oversight of significant financial functions, no legal violations and nothing lacking in its management procedures. The "excellent" rating is the highest available on Schweich's four-level assessment chart.</p> Mon, 18 Mar 2013 14:36:01 +0000 Associated Press 30563 at http://kbia.org Audit gives good rating to Mo. secretary of state SOS issues alert about fake letter http://kbia.org/post/sos-issues-alert-about-fake-letter <p>Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander said that some businesses are receiving a phony letter that appears to come from his office.</p><p>Kander's office said the letter comes from an entity called Corporate Records Service. He said it falsely suggests Missouri businesses have to complete a certain form and pay a $125 fee.</p><p>Kander said the letter looks official but is not from his office. Any official correspondence from the Secretary of State's Office will contain the Missouri state seal and contact information for its Corporations Division.<br>&nbsp;</p> Mon, 04 Mar 2013 15:05:16 +0000 Associated Press 29813 at http://kbia.org SOS issues alert about fake letter Eminent domain petitions cleared for signature gathering http://kbia.org/post/eminent-domain-petitions-cleared-signature-gathering <p>Supporters of Missouri proposals to reform laws on the use eminent domain can begin working to get their measures on the 2014 state ballot. Fri, 14 Dec 2012 14:30:45 +0000 Associated Press 25934 at http://kbia.org Eminent domain petitions cleared for signature gathering Fewer Mo. voters turn out this year than last presidential election http://kbia.org/post/fewer-mo-voters-turn-out-year-last-presidential-election <p>Numbers released by the Missouri Secretary of State’s office show 65.7 percent of registered voters across the state, or approximately 2.7 million people, turned out for this year's presidential election.&nbsp; That’s a decrease from the record number of participants in the 2008 presidential election, where a record 2.9 million voters (69.4 percent of registered voters) turned out.</p><p>In the August primary, Boone County had the lowest voter turnout rate of any county in Missouri at 16.7 percent.</p> Thu, 08 Nov 2012 14:14:43 +0000 Lukas Udstuen & Associated Press 24219 at http://kbia.org Fewer Mo. voters turn out this year than last presidential election SOS issues Missouri voter turnout predictions http://kbia.org/post/sos-issues-missouri-voter-turnout-predictions <p>The Missouri Secretary of State’s Office announced in a press release today that it predicts 72 percent of Missouri’s registered voters will vote in the November 6 general election. Tue, 30 Oct 2012 20:14:42 +0000 Daina Schnese 23678 at http://kbia.org SOS issues Missouri voter turnout predictions Schoeller victory in GOP Secretary of State race now official http://kbia.org/post/schoeller-victory-gop-secretary-state-race-now-official It took about 18 hours to tally <a href="http://enr.sos.mo.gov/ENR/Views/TabularData.aspx">the results</a>, but <a href="http://www.shaneschoeller.org/">Shane Schoeller</a> (R, Willard)&nbsp;appears to have&nbsp;won the Republican primary for Missouri Secretary of State.<p>It was a close race the whole night, with fellow GOP contenders <a href="http://www.ruppformissouri.com/">Scott Rupp</a> (R, Wentzville)&nbsp;and <a href="http://www.billstouffer.com/">Bill Stouffer</a> (R, Napton) occasionally grabbing the lead &ndash; but in the end Schoeller came in first with 35.3 percent of the vote.&nbsp; The Secretary of State&#39;s office confirmed the unofficial results shortly after 1:00 p.m. today.<p>&ldquo;We sensed that we had the number of votes we needed, but we didn&rsquo;t want to declare victory until the final results came in and we were confident that they would trend our way, and we&rsquo;re just grateful that they did," Schoeller said. Wed, 08 Aug 2012 22:32:18 +0000 Marshall Griffin 19024 at http://kbia.org Schoeller victory in GOP Secretary of State race now official