Voting guidelines and dates vary from state to state

We’re just 35 days away from the final day to vote in midterm elections, as some states have already opened up absentee voting. But there is still time to register to vote in person, but the deadline is fast approaching. KRPS’s Fred Fletcher-Fierro has more.

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Voting laws in the US are different for nearly every state. The only thing they all have in common is Tuesday, November 8, election day.

In Missouri, absentee voting started last week. Meaning that you could either mail your absentee ballot in or vote in person with your ballot at your local clerk’s office. If you want to register to vote in person in Missouri, you have 27-days before election day to do so, or next Tuesday, October 12.

Things are different in Kansas. Absentee voting in the Sunflower State doesn’t open up until 20 days before election day. However, you can register to vote 21 days before an election or Tuesday, October 18. In Oklahoma, you can request an absentee ballot 15-days before election day. The final day to request an absentee ballot is Monday, October 24.

If the absentee ballot is mailed, it must also be notarized. Visit to register to vote and get more information on deadlines. Election day is Tuesday, November 8. For 89 9 KRPS, I’m Fred Fletcher-Fierro


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