Absentee voting begins for August 2nd Missouri Primary

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- It`s still more than a month away but absentee voting officially started today in Missouri for the August 2nd Primary Election. St Louis city voters can absentee vote at the Board of Election Commissioners headquarters Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. The office is located on on Tucker Boulevard in downtown St. Louis.

The last day to vote absentee in person is August 1st. July 27th is the last day that the election board can accept an absentee ballot application by mail.

City election officials talked with us about being eligible to vote absentee. "It`s for people who are unavailable to do this on election day. A lot of people are out of town on election day, I know my daughter is going to be out of town on election day. And a lot of people are elderly, in their 80s 90s and they can`t get out," said Mary Wheeler-Jones with the city Board of Election Commissioners.

Offices on the ballot include U.S. Senator, Governor, Lieutenant Governor and Secretary of State.

Officials expect about 3,000 through 4,000 people to vote absentee in the city for the August 2nd primary.