While there is Federal law, most election law is determined by state law. In Missouri, the Secretary of State is the “chief election official”.
To learn more about Missouri Election Law, visit the Missouri Revised Statutes site, Chapter 115, which addresses Election Law or the Missouri Secretary of State website.
In a party primary, you must tell your election judge which party’s ballot you wish to take into the voting booth. You will receive a ballot formatted so that you may only select candidates from that party. However, you may still vote on any and all issues, and any non-partisan candidates.
Statewide issues may be placed on the ballot by initiative petition or referendum.
Click HERE to view the calendar of days reserved for elections in the current year. However, holding an election on any of those dates is determined by authorized entities, i.e. Cities, School, Fire, Water, and Sewer Districts, County, and State.
Contact our office in the 10-week period prior to an election date to determine if there are ballot issues for your voting precinct. Check our website at https://www.jcebmo.org in the 6-week period prior to the election for a list of candidates and issues.
Visit the Electoral College website for more information.