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Ashcroft praises Missourians for successful primary election

Jefferson City, Mo. — Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft thanked local election authorities, poll workers and voters for another successful primary election.

“Foremost, I want to thank our poll workers across the state – thousands of them – who showed up and made it possible for the people of Missouri to vote,” Ashcroft said. “And I want to thank our election authorities and the people of Missouri who made their voices heard.” Of the roughly 4.2 million registered voters, unofficial totals show about 24.3% cast a ballot.

“While many voters went to the polls yesterday – many did not,” Ashcroft said. “I urge all eligible Missourians to participate in our democratic process.  Voting is not only a right, but also a responsibility.  If you’re not registered for the November general election, now is the time to do so.”  The deadline to register for the November 2022 election is October 12. Contact your local election authority or visit

With the passage of legislation – HB 1878, voters should also be aware of certain changes regarding future elections.  According to the America First Policy Institute, these changes make Missouri a national leader on election administration.

“The reforms in HB 1878 will increase election security and transparency and will instill confidence in fair and valid elections.” Ashcroft said.  “This bill makes Missouri elections safer and more accessible, and that brings trust to the election process.”  Secretary Ashcroft will be traveling the state talking with Missourians about these changes.

Unofficial election results of the 2022 primary election can be viewed at The secretary of state’s office will certify primary election results not later than August 30.

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