Tell Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft:
Dear Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft, I believe the right to vote is fundamental to our democracy — and I’m writing to ask you to protect every Missourian’s right to be heard in government. It’s very important to me that no eligible citizen in the Show-Me State is disenfranchised by this public health crisis. And, you can take action in time for November’s elections to make sure this happens. The plan to make our elections safe, accessible, and secure is straightforward. It’s in line with what the CDC says we need to do, and these advancements are based on what has already been working in red, blue, and purple states around the country: We need these reforms on a permanent, not temporary, basis for Missouri.
We need the ability to vote early for at least two weeks before Election Day, with in-person absentee voting. Voters should be able to cast their ballots when it’s convenient, and do so at low-traffic times when there are smaller crowds. We need no-excuse absentee voting to allow Missouri voters to cast their absentee ballots by mail, and to give local election officials the flexibility and ability to provide the voting options their communities need. We also must streamline online and automatic voter registration to ensure voter rolls are up to date, and to make sure that new voters can be registered safely and efficiently. Finally, you must provide funding for our local election authorities to respond to emerging challenges in elections we know will have huge voter turnout.
We all deserve a say in the future of our families, our communities, and our state — which is why the right to vote is sacred. Thank you for doing whatever you can to protect our vote.