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Getting prepared to vote in Missouri

Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft says 21 of the state’s 116 election jurisdictions are increasing the number of polling places for the August primary election, compared to the 2016 primary.

A press release says some polling places are being consolidated into larger venues, creating an efficient flow of voters and more room to allow physical distancing. In early May, Ashcroft began distributing 4.5 million dollars to local election authorities to help them meet their jurisdiction’s individual needs. He says Wisconsin’s presidential primary election fell into chaos this year because Milwaukee election officials reduced the number of polling places from 180 to five.

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