Pursuant to Governor Mike Parson’s Executive Order declaring a state of emergency in response to COVID-19, Governor Parson ordered all Missouri municipal elections previously scheduled for April 7, 2020, to be postponed to June 2, 2020.
“Given the growing concern surrounding COVID-19 and the large number of people elections attract, postponing Missouri’s municipal elections is a necessary step to help combat the spread of the virus and protect the health and safety of Missouri voters,” Governor Parson said. “Postponing an election is not easy, but we are all in this together. We are thankful to Secretary Ashcroft and our 116 election authorities for their leadership, cooperation, and commitment to doing what is best for their communities during this time.”
Voters who have attained the age of 18 by April 7 will be allowed to cast a ballot.
The deadline to apply for an absentee ballot is May 20 and in-person absentee ballots may be cast until 5 p.m. on June 1. The deadline by which absentee ballots must be received by the election authority (is 7 p.m. on June 2. Military and overseas voters must request a ballot from an election authority by 5 p.m. on May 29, and the deadline for local election authorities to make ballots available to such voters is April 18. Military and overseas ballots must be received by the election authority by June 5.
The following is on the ballot for the City of Blue Springs:
For Mayor: Chris Lievsay, Carson Ross, Susan Culpepper and Dale Carter. For Councilmember District 1: Jerry Kaylor. For Councilmember District 2: Kent Edmondson and Byron Craddolph. For Councilmember District 3: Benjamin Bitler and Ron Fowler.=
Please visit our City’s website at www.bluespringsgov.com/COVID19 for all COVID-19-related updates and information.