Voter Registration Deadline for the November Election is October 7

State representative Ingrid Burnett
Guest columnist

This is the last week to register to vote in the General Election on November 3. Aside from the political races that are getting lots of attention in the media and in your mailboxes, there will be two different proposals to change our state constitution. Constitutional Amendment No. 1 seeks to impose a two-term limit for Lt. Governor, Secretary of State, Attorney General, and Auditor. Currently, the Governor and Treasurer are the only Statewide Officers who have these. All other state senators and representatives do, as well. Constitutional Amendment No. 3 seeks to reverse the provisions of what was popularly called “Clean Missouri,” and was passed by voters with an overwhelming majority in 2018.

Amendment No. 3 seeks to restore the redistricting process that Clean Missouri replaced, place a total ban on gifts from lobbyists instead of the $5 limit imposed by Clean Missouri, and reduce campaign contribution limits for State Senate races from $2,500 to $2,400. The biggest impact that Amendment 3 would have for the Northeast community, though, is it changes how legislative districts are drawn. Currently, districts are drawn so that they include an even distribution of all individuals who were counted in the latest U.S. Census. Amendment 3 proposes that only eligible voters are counted in the distribution. That means that 17-year-old citizens, for example, would not be included in the count until the next redistricting cycle – 10 year later. Neither would residents in the process of becoming naturalized citizens. This could have a significant impact on how Northeast is represented.

No matter how you feel about these issues, your vote is your voice. If you are 18 years or older on election day, November 3, 2020, a U.S. citizen and resident of Missouri, and not on probation or parole for a felony conviction, you are most likely eligible to register and vote. There are a number of voter registration drives happening this week. Here in Northeast, you can go to the following locations and some will have Spanish language interpreters:

Saturday, 10/3/2020, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Gregg/Klice Community Center, 1600 John Buck O’Neil Way

Sunday, 10/4/2020, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., Superior Mini Mart, 3701 St. John Ave.

Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., City Hall Action Center, 414 E. 12th

Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Kansas City Election Board, Union Station, Lower Level, call 816-842-4820, State Building, 615 E 13th, 1st Floor

Monday – Sunday, Central Library, 14th W 10th Street, hours vary, call

State Representative Ingrid Burnett
Serving the Historic Northeast 19th District

Want Northeast News articles sent straight to your inbox each week? Subscribe below!
Enter your email address and click on the Get Instant Access button.
We respect your privacy

Comments are closed.

  • Missing In Action

    October 14th, 2020

    Oh-where-oh-where has Jean Peters-Baker gone, oh-where-oh-where can she be? Where’s Waldo? This civics minded News Dog would certainly like to […]

    Braggin Rights!

    October 7th, 2020

    Once again we here at the House of News have been honored by our peers in journalism for our editorial […]

    Follow the process

    September 23rd, 2020

    Diane EustonGuest Columnist I’m an historian who focuses on Kansas City’s unique and fascinating past who was one of the […]

    Time for action

    September 2nd, 2020

    We’re done. This News Dog is sick of the ongoing lawlessness and criminal actions of the vagrants who continue to […]

    Rearranging the deck chairs

    August 26th, 2020

    If you’ve driven by the intersection of I-435 and Winner Road/US 24/Independence Avenue over the last few years you’re more […]

    City council gone rogue

    August 12th, 2020

    If ever there was a reason for the Kansas City Missouri Police Department to remain under state control, your gone-rogue, […]

    And the cop hate continues

    June 30th, 2020

    This community-minded News Dog normally likes to steer clear of neighborhood politics and operations. As a former neighborhood association president, […]

    A Department Gutted

    June 10th, 2020

    Last Thursday, in a carefully orchestrated and timed bit of political theater, the Jackson County prosecutor and the Kansas City […]

  • Another Blue Ribbon Commission

    May 27th, 2020

    Last Wednesday, Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas announced the formation of another blue ribbon commission deployed to “study” the upward […]

    When you’re on your own, we are there with you.

    March 31st, 2020

    This week, the Dog is yielding space for a much more important message from The Missouri Press Association and the […]

    Support community journalism

    March 25th, 2020

    Over the last few weeks, this community-minded Newsdog has seen an outpouring of support on social media for local businesses […]

    I’ll take panic and hysteria for $500, Alex

    March 18th, 2020

    If anyone would have told this Newsdog a month ago that the United States would be living through what we […]

    Out of control

    March 11th, 2020

    Last week, the second fire in as many weeks broke out in a large transient encampment in the wooded areas […]

    Journalism, the Northeast News through an intern’s eyes

    March 4th, 2020

    Kalie StrainEditorial Assistant I made the decision to major in journalism on a whim and it has been a wild […]

    Cut, cut, cut

    February 26th, 2020

    The new City budget is out and, for all intents and purposes, it should have come with a pair of […]

    Community journalism, why it matters

    February 19th, 2020

    Last week, McClatchy, the company that owns the Kansas City Star, declared Chapter 11 bankruptcy, transferring control of the city’s […]

  • Northeast Newscast

  • Faces Of Northeast

  • Remember This?

  • retorts illustrated by bryan stalder

  • Want articles sent directly to your inbox each week? Subscribe below!
    We respect your privacy and will not distribute your information.