Changing the Course of a Nation

Constitutional Amendment # 6

ShowImage(HJR 90 from 2014)

This is the ballot language:

Shall the Missouri Constitution be amended to permit voting in person or by mail for a period of six business days prior to and including the Wednesday before the election day in general elections, but only if the legislature and the governor appropriate and disburse funds to pay for the increased costs of such voting?

State governmental entities estimated startup costs of about $2 million and costs to reimburse local election authorities of at least $100,000 per election. Local election authorities estimated higher reimbursable costs per election. Those costs will depend on the compensation, staffing, and, planning decisions of election authorities with the total costs being unknown.

From now on in a normal 4-year election cycle, there is one March Presidential Primary, four April, two August and two November elections. There might also be other elections in some counties or possibly a statewide “Special” election.

This amendment would allow early voting in ONLY the November elections. All other elections are not included. Additionally, this will allow very limited early voting to happen only if the legislature appropriates the money.

Early voting only in November will confuse voters and, with the process being subject to appropriation, might not even happen consistently.

This is bad legislation and should not pass.

The Constitution Party recommends voting “NO” on Amendment #6

Please click here to learn more about the Constitutional viewpoint on “Election Reform”:   http://cpmo.us/2014/06/platform/#Election%20Reform

For a more in-depth examination on the Early Voting ballot language, please click here:
http://cpmo.us/2014/10/early-voting/