The Examiner examiner.net 07 Jan, 2021 08:30 am

Missouri General Assembly elections gambling LBGQT

The experience in state after state has been that early voting is popular, and it works. Missouri should catch up with where the rest of the country has been heading for some time.

The General Assembly, which has now convened for its regular 2021 session, should at least make voting in advance of Election Day easier.According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, 20 states already allow early voting, giving citizens the latitude to cast their votes weeks before Election Day.In Missouri, all that’s available is absentee voting, for which a voter has to state why he or she cannot get to a polling place on Election Day.Making it more convenient to vote – that is, easier to vote – is good government.

Other things the Missouri General Assembly should do: • Put a stop to illegal gambling, specifically the estimated 14,000 video gambling machines at bars and gas stations across the state.The experience in state after state has been that early voting is popular, and it works.

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