April 7 Municipal Elections Postponed Until June 2
Statewide, all municipal elections that were scheduled to have been held have been postponed until June 2. This comes in a statement from Missouri Governor, Mike Parson.
In a press release from the Missouri Governor's Office of Communications, Governor Parson announced April 7 municipal elections are postponed until June 2 in response to COVID-19.
The release published the following-
Pursuant to Governor Mike Parson’s Executive Order 20-02 declaring a state of emergency in response to COVID-19 and a request from Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft, Governor Parson today signed Executive Order 20-03 ordering all Missouri municipal elections previously scheduled for April 7, 2020, to be postponed to June 2, 2020.
The Executive Order declares that ballots already printed for the April 7 election may be used at the postponed date of June 2. Voters who have attained the age of 18 by April 7 will be allowed to cast a ballot.
The press release goes on to say-
The Governor is authorized to “waive or suspend the operation of any statutory requirement or administrative rule prescribing procedures for conducting state business, where strict compliance with such requirements and rules would prevent, hinder, or delay necessary action by the department of health and senior services to respond to a declared emergency or increased health threat to the population.”