Secretary of State's office issues Election Day reminders


JEFFERSON CITY — The Missouri Secretary of State's office issued a few reminders ahead of today's general election.

Polls are open 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. In certain jurisdictions, because of a number of local races or issues on the ballot, there may be lines at some polling places at 7 p.m. Anyone in line at that time will be allowed to vote.

Remember, the results posted on Election Night are unofficial. Local election authorities have two weeks after the election to report their certified results to the Secretary of State, and the Secretary’s Office must certify the state results by Dec. 8.

Other notes:

  • Political apparel (t-shirts, hats, buttons, stickers, etc.) is prohibited inside and within 25 ft. of a polling place. (115.637, RSMo.)
  • Poll watchers and challengers are designated by county political parties, and those lists of watchers and challengers have already been provided to local election authorities. (115.105, RSMo.)
  • Those allowed inside the polling place are, according to law, election authority personnel (poll workers, watchers, challengers), voters, children under age 18 accompanying an adult who is voting, law enforcement in the line of duty or at the election authority’s request, and media for the purpose of bona fide news coverage.


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