voting http://kbia.org en Mo. candidates face filing deadline http://kbia.org/post/mo-candidates-face-filing-deadline <p>If you want to run for statewide office, your time to file is running out. Candidates must file paperwork by 5 p.m. Tuesday to appear on Missouri's August primary ballot.</p><p>The top office on this year's ballot will be state auditor. So far, Republican incumbent Tom Schweich doesn't face much opposition. No Republican or Democrat has filed against him. His only challenger at the start of Tuesday was Constitution Party candidate Rodney Farthing.</p><p>Missouri's ballot will include races for half the state Senate and all of Missouri's U.S. and state House seats.</p> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 12:21:29 +0000 Associated Press 50178 at http://kbia.org Mo. candidates face filing deadline Bill would require photo ID for voters http://kbia.org/post/bill-would-require-photo-id-voters <p style="line-height: 11.25pt; background-position: initial initial; background-repeat: initial initial;"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size:8.5pt; font-family:&quot;Verdana&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:#333333">Missouri voters would be required to show photo identification before casting ballots under legislation endorsed by the Missouri House today.<o:p></o:p></span></p> Tue, 25 Feb 2014 23:07:23 +0000 The Associated Press 48734 at http://kbia.org Bill would require photo ID for voters Change to absentee ballots proposed http://kbia.org/post/change-absentee-ballots-proposed <p>A Missouri state senator is proposing to let voters cast absentee ballots if they're responding to a disaster on an election day.</p><p>Democrat Scott Sifton, of St. Louis, introduced his measure yesterday. He says the bill is in response to how close Hurricane Sandy came to the 2012 elections.</p><p>The bill would let Missouri voters responding to a disaster anywhere in the U.S. request an absentee ballot until 5 p.m. the Monday before an election. Those workers would be able to request a ballot even if the traditional absentee deadline has passed.</p> Wed, 15 Jan 2014 13:44:51 +0000 Associated Press 46682 at http://kbia.org Change to absentee ballots proposed Nixon vetoes Mo. lending, voting measures http://kbia.org/post/nixon-vetoes-mo-lending-voting-measures <p>Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has vetoed legislation on fees for certain types of loans and on voting by elected officials during public meetings.</p><p>The two bills were among four vetoed by Nixon on Tuesday.</p><p>Nixon criticized the measure that would have raised the fees that lenders could charge for payday, title and consumer installment loans. The Democratic governor said the bill would have helped payday lenders increase their profits at the expense of people struggling with debt.</p> Wed, 03 Jul 2013 21:47:19 +0000 Associated Press 36459 at http://kbia.org Nixon vetoes Mo. lending, voting measures Higher initiative fraud penalties passes Mo. Senate http://kbia.org/post/higher-initiative-fraud-penalties-passes-mo-senate <p>People who fraudulently sign petitions for ballot initiatives could face stiffer penalties under legislation passed by the Missouri Senate.</p><p>Senators voted 30-3 Thursday for a bill that would make petition signature fraud a felony punishable by up to five years in prison and a fine of between $1,000 and $25,000.</p><p>Violators currently can face a misdemeanor charge punishable by up to a year in jail and a $1,000 fine.</p><p>The legislation now goes to the House.</p> Thu, 04 Apr 2013 20:10:36 +0000 Person: Associated Press 31517 at http://kbia.org Higher initiative fraud penalties passes Mo. Senate How many Missourians really voted? http://kbia.org/post/how-many-missourians-really-voted <p>The day after the Presidential Election, Missouri’s Secretary of State’s office published a list indicating how many voters came out to the polls. The list gives numbers all the way down to a county level, and statewide, it estimates voter turnout at 65.7%. That statewide figure is calculated based on the number of registered voters and votes cast. John Petrocik is a professor at MU. &nbsp;He says that method of counting voters doesn’t accurately record the percentage of the total population that votes. Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:13:36 +0000 Lukas Udstuen 24816 at http://kbia.org How many Missourians really voted? Missouri churches to participate in National Election Day Communion http://kbia.org/post/missouri-churches-participate-national-election-day-communion <p></p><p style="margin-bottom: 24px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; line-height: 24px; font-family: OpenSansRegular, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; ">&nbsp;</p><p style="margin-bottom: 24px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; line-height: 24px; font-family: OpenSansRegular, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; ">During the day on Tuesday, Memorial Baptist Church in Columbia will function as a polling place. But after the polls close, Pastor Kevin Glenn hopes to bring voters from all different perspectives together.</p> Fri, 02 Nov 2012 17:19:38 +0000 Kellie Moore 23895 at http://kbia.org Missouri churches to participate in National Election Day Communion Absentee voting begins for Missouri primary elections http://kbia.org/post/absentee-voting-begins-missouri-primary-elections <p>Voting is officially getting under way for Missouri&#39;s primary elections. Tue, 26 Jun 2012 21:52:53 +0000 Associated Press 16555 at http://kbia.org Absentee voting begins for Missouri primary elections Court strikes down MO photo ID proposal http://kbia.org/post/court-strikes-down-mo-photo-id-proposal <p>As of now, Missouri voters will not be voting this November on a measure that would require photo identification at the polls. That&rsquo;s following a court ruling issued earlier this week. Thu, 29 Mar 2012 22:48:00 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 11505 at http://kbia.org Court strikes down MO photo ID proposal Mo. House OKs candidate birth records requirement http://kbia.org/post/mo-house-oks-candidate-birth-records-requirement <p>&nbsp;</p><p>Birth records for presidential and vice presidential candidates would need to be publicly available for those appearing on Missouri ballots.</p><p> Wed, 28 Mar 2012 18:32:31 +0000 Associated Press 11396 at http://kbia.org Mo. House OKs candidate birth records requirement MO House endorses voter photo ID requirement http://kbia.org/post/mo-house-endorses-voter-photo-id-requirement <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">Missouri lawmakers are trying again to require voters to show photo identification at the polls.</span></p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">House members Tuesday gave first-round approval to the photo-ID requirement by a 104-54 vote. The measure needs another vote before moving to the Senate.</p><p> Tue, 07 Feb 2012 21:07:29 +0000 Associated Press 8368 at http://kbia.org Boone County looks at new voting technology http://kbia.org/post/boone-county-looks-new-voting-technology <p>Boone County is collaborating with MU and the Secretary of State to develop new voting system technologies for military and overseas voters. Fri, 16 Dec 2011 17:17:53 +0000 5457 at http://kbia.org Boone County looks at new voting technology