Missouri to vote on whether to amend state constitution to allow 6 days of early voting



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JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri — Missouri voters will decide next month whether they want six days to vote early without needing an excuse for why they won't show up on Election Day.

Proposed Constitutional Amendment 6 would allow early voting for six business days ending the Wednesday before a general election. The measure would take effect during the next general election, but only if lawmakers provide funding for local election offices to support the program.

Republican backers say approving the initiative would give residents more flexibility for when they can vote.

Democratic opponents and the American Civil Liberties Union of Missouri say the proposed early voting period is too short and should include weekends, when residents who can't take time off work or who struggle with transportation could more easily vote.

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