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No excuse absentee voting. Such a novel idea.

Lauren Arthur (D) [2018 file photo].

A bill, prefiled by Senator Lauren Arthur (D):

SB 59 Establishes no-excuse absentee voting
Sponsor: Arthur
LR Number: 0290S.01I Fiscal Notes
Committee:
Last Action: 12/1/2018 – Prefiled
[….]
Effective Date: August 28, 2019

Current Bill Summary

SB 59 – Under current law, a person may vote absentee for candidates and ballot issues in any election in which he or she is eligible to vote if such voter expects to be prevented from going to the polls for specified reasons. This act permits a person to vote absentee for any reason or no reason at all.

This act is substantially similar to HB 1283 (2018), a provision in HB 1550 (2018), HB 1814 (2018), HB 173 (2017), a provision in HB 501 (2017), HB 644 (2017), HB 1764 (2016), HB 1767 (2016), HB 2451 (2016), HB 287 (2015), a provision in HB 1449 (2014), HB 1604 (2014), HB 188 (2013), a provision in HB 848 (2013), HB 375 (2011), HB 382 (2011), HB 1836 (2010), HB 1839 (2010), and HB 2195 (2010).

What are the odds that this will get through the right wingnut controlled Missouri General Assembly and get the Governor’s signature? You know, making it easier for people to actually vote.