General Election is November 8

November 03, 2022

The General Election will be held November 8, 2022. Polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.

State offices up for election include US Senator, State Auditor, US Representative District 6, State Senator District 18, State Representative District 4. Locally uncontested positions include Associate Circuit Judge Corey Moon incumbent; Presiding Commissioner Wayne “Fid” Murphy, Jr, incumbent; County Clerk Shannon Sapp incumbent, Circuit Clerk Julie George; Recorder of Deeds Amy Parrish, incumbent; County Treasurer Bonnie Roberson, incumbent; and Prosecuting Attorney Chelsea L. Fellinger. The only local county contested race is between Denise Goodwin, Democrat incumbent and Lindsey Lay, Republican. Voters will also decide on four Constitutional Amendments.

Polling places are the Immanuel Methodist Church for Canton Rural and Wards 1, 2 and 3. LaGrange City Hall for LaGrange and Union Township. Ewing R-4 Fire Station for Ewing and Durham. Lewistown Fire Station for Lewistown, Steffenville and Salem Township. LaBelle Fire Station for LaBelle and Monticello Courthouse for Monticello, Lyon Township and Reddish Townships. Results of the County Collector race will be posted on the Press-News Journal Facebook page and the website at as soon as results are available on Nov. 8.

Additional voting information and sample ballot included in page A5 of this weeks edition of the PNJ


Do I need an ID to vote?


Show one of the forms of acceptable identification and sign the poll book to obtain your ballot:

A nonexpired Missouri driver or non-driver license;

A nonexpired military ID, including a veteran's ID card;

A nonexpired United States passport; or

Another photo ID issued by the United States or the state of

Missouri which is either not expired or expired after the date of the most recent general election.

*If the driver or non-driver license has expired after the most recent general election, it is an acceptable form of voter ID.

If you do not possess any of these forms of identification, but are a registered voter, you may cast a provisional ballot.

Your provisional ballot will count it (1) you return to your polling place on Election Day with a photo ID; or (2) the signature on your provisional ballot envelope is determined by your local election authority to match the signature on your voter registration record.

If you cast a provisional ballot, you will receive a stub from your provisional ballot envelope with instructions on how to verify that your provisional ballot is counted.

Commonly used IDs are that are NO LONGER allowed: student IDs, out-of-state driver's licenses, voter ID cards, sample ballots, utility bills, and bank statements.

Do we have same-day registration now?

No! The new law lets an eligible registered voter (active or inactive) change their registration from one county to another up to and including election day. That means that registered voters that move from one county to another will not have to worry about the four-week voter registration deadline anymore, in the same way that voters that move within the county are able to do so. This also eliminates the need for an intrastate ballot.

If the voter is updating their address on Election Day, they need to come to the election authority's office. Look them up in MCVR to ensure they are a registered voter in another county first. If they are, then you can pull them into your county so you can ensure they get the right ballot style. At that point, you'll see if the other county has sent or received an absentee ballot for that voter. You can also send an email to the county or call them to let them know that you have pulled that voter. That county can then manually strike their name from their poll book or poll pad. Then you can add them to your poll book and let them vote at your office (the central polling place under 115.115.5. Each local election authority shall designate one common site and may designate up to four additional common sites as election day central polling places designed for accessibility to voters who have physical disabilities, the elderly, and any other registered voter authorized by law to vote at a central polling place.) This is the SAME process that occurred under the previous law for intrastate voters, except it's a full ballot.

Voter registration forms will change in January 2023 to include an option for political affiliation. Voters that do not choose an affiliation will be called "unaffiliated", but every voter will have some designation. It has no effect on the ballot that they choose in a primary election, but voters will be able to add their affiliation at the polls and will be updated in the voter registration system..