Absentee voting for the August election has begun in Missouri, the Columbia Missourian reports.
Absentee ballots can be requested for at-risk people who fear contracting COVID-19 from public exposure at polling places. These ballots do not need to be notarized, as is commonly required of absentee ballots.
Mail-in ballots can also be requested, but these must be notarized in order to be valid.
The deadline to apply for either type of ballot is July 22. To be counted, ballots must be received by 7 p.m. on Election Day, Aug. 4.
The August election will decide party nominees running for various offices, including five statewide positions. The state is also set to vote on Medicaid expansion.