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Missouri primary absentee voting begins in St. Louis City

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It’s still more than a month away, but absentee voting officially started Tuesday in Missouri for the August 2 primary election.

St. Louis City voters can vote absentee at the Board of Election Commissioners headquarters on Tucker, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.

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

“It’s for people who are unavailable to do this on election day,” said Mary Wheeler-Jones, St. Louis City Board of Elections. “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 or 90s, and they can’t get out.”

Offices on the ballot include U.S. senator, governor, lieutenant governor, secretary of state and state treasurer. Officials expect about 3,000 to 4,000 people to vote absentee in the city for the primary.