Voter’s Guide: August 7th Missouri Primary Election

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – This Missouri Primary election will decide what candidates will get to compete in the general election this November.   This is a primary election.  Voters will be picking what candidates will represent their party. Missourians must choose one party’s ballot when voting in the primary.  Alternatively, you can choose to vote on an issues only ballot which will not include candidate.

Missouri is holding this primary election on August 7th, 2012.   The polls will be open from 6:00am-7:00pm.  Voters can start casting ballots on June 26th.  That is when absentee voting begins.

This is an open primary election.  This means that voters of any party can vote for whomever they choose.   Both republicans and democrat candidates will be voted on in this election.

See what the candidates have to say about the issues.  Check out our complete list of all Missouri candidates websites.

We have had the candidates in to explain their positions.  View all of our Missouri Primary reports here.

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Follow The Missouri Primary On Twitter

Our reporters are following the Missouri Primary LIVE from the candidate’s headquarters. Keep upwith the latest updates by following their tweets. You can follow all of our reporter’s tweets here. Want the news from the candidates? You can see what they are saying by following our handy list. You can access the list of all the candidate’s tweets here.

  Candidate Location Reporter  
  US Senate:      
Rep. W Todd Akin Todd Akin St. Charles, MO George Sells George Sells
Sarah Steelman Sarah Steelman Rolla, MO Andy Banker Andy Banker
John Brunner John Brunner Clayton, Mo Betsey Bruce Betsey Bruce
  US Congress:      
Lacy Clay St. Louis City Andy Banker Bonita Cornute
Russ Carnahan St. Louis City charlesjaco Charles Jaco
  MO Gov Republicans:      
Dave Spence Frontenac, MO Roche Madden Roche Madden
Bill Randles Clayton, MO ANTHONY KIEKOW Anthony Kiekow

Elected positions that will be decided in this primary election:

  • U.S. Senator
  • U.S. Representative
  • Governor
  • Lt. Governor
  • Secretary of State
  • State Treasurer
  • Attorney General
  • State Senator
  • State Representative
  • County Council
  • Committeeman
  • Committeewoman

Issues that will be voted on in this Primary Election:

For details and a complete listing of topics and representatives, click here.

Helpful Resources for Voters

See where you can vote:

Check to see if you are registered to vote:

Three-Minute Voting Guide

Other resources:

Voting Eligibility

You are eligible to register to vote if you are:

  • A U.S. citizen
  • A Missouri resident
  • At least 17-1/2 years of age (18 to vote)

You are not eligible to register to vote if you are:

  • Adjudged to be incapacitated by a court of law
  • Confined under a sentence of imprisonment
  • On probation/parole after conviction of a felony until finally discharged
  • After a conviction of a felony or misdemeanor connected with the right of suffrage

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