Constitutional amendment could pave the way for early voting in Missouri

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MAPLEWOOD, MO (KPLR) - Voters who won't make it to the polls Tuesday to cast their ballots are running out of time for this election. The deadline to request an absentee ballot was Wednesday, October 29.

But voters still have a chance to make a change for coming years. Missouri is one of 14 states with no form of early voting. Amendment 6 on this year's ballot could change that. It would allow for Missourians to vote in person or by mail for six business days ending the Wednesday before a general election.

The law requires the legislature to fund an early voting program each election cycle. If they don't provide the money, early voting simply won't happen.

Under current Missouri law, people can cast absentee ballots for six weeks before an election if they will be unable to go to the polls on Election Day.

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