(KMOV)— Absentee ballots for the November 2, 2010 general election are available, and there is a new way for overseas and military voters to cast their vote. For the first time, these voters may choose to receive their ballot via secure e-mail.
Voters can receive their ballot either by mail, e-mail, or fax. Prior to this, mailing a ballot overseas could take up to 18 days, making it difficult for voters to return their ballot by Election Day. Now, a new tracking system will allow voters to confirm that their ballot was received by their local election authority in Missouri.
This new voting system will affect more than 112,000 Missourians; including those living overseas, the men and women serving in the military, and their family members.
Other improvements in place for 2010 include free expedited mail for military voters, and expanded availability of electronic forms such as voter registration applications and absentee ballot applications.
The Missouri Elections Division is urging military and overseas voters to request their absentee ballot immediately to ensure they will be able to participate in the upcoming election.
To register to vote, request an absentee ballot, or learn more about military and overseas voting in Missouri, visit www.govotemissouri.com