secretary of state jason kander Kander announces early voting commission By Brian Ruehlmann • Feb 8, 2013 File Photo / KBIA Secretary of State Jason Kander is pursuing a means for allowing Missourians to cast ballots before Election Day. Missouri's Inauguration Day arrives for Gov. Nixon and statewide office holders By Marshall Griffin • Jan 14, 2013 Missouri’s inauguration day has arrived, as Governor Jay Nixon (D) and several other state office holders prepare to be sworn in.It’ll be the second term for most of those taking the oath of office, including Democrats Nixon, Attorney General Chris Koster, and State Treasurer Clint Zweifel. Fellow Democrat Jason Kander, the incoming Secretary of State, will be the only statewide office newcomer. Republican Lt. Governor Peter Kinder will be taking the oath of office for the third time, and his third term may prove to be very short if his bid to replace southeast Missouri Congresswoman Jo Ann Emerson (R) succeeds.