Missouri Mail-In Voting | Johnson County Coronavirus Update | Wedding Industry Turmoil
Missouri's top elections official says voting by mail during a pandemic isn't as easy as it could be, COVID-19 transmission rates in Johnson County are creeping up, and planners and artists in the wedding industry navigate an unprecedented market interruption.
Segment 1, beginning at 4:20: How to clear the hurdles to vote by mail in Missouri.
Missouri voters looking to avoid the polling place should be prepared to determine their eligibility for either absentee or mail-in voting, whether they need the services of a notary public and if they'll have to pay for those services. It's not the system Missouri's top election official would have chosen, he said, but it is one he's tasked with enforcing.
Segment 2, beginning at 18:00: "I'm being cautiously optimistic," said Johnson County's public health director.
Controlling the transmission of COVID-19 is key to opening schools safely, reengaging the economy, and getting back to some semblance of normalcy, says Johnson county's top health official. "We are not seeing the exponential weekly increase" that other states are seeing, Dr. Sanmi Areola said, but Kansans are not out of the woods.
Segment 3, beginning at 34:50: Nuptials in the age of pandemic
2020 is turning out to be a tough year to try to get married. Some couples have set dates then rescheduled for a few months later, only to reset again. And you can only imagine the juggling act that those who work in the wedding industry are going through.
- Carolyn Campbell Schwartz, Ultrapom Event Rental founder and owner
- Whitney Craig, wedding planner and Confetti Events owner
- Hallie Sigwing, wedding photographer
Missouri voters looking for more information about how to vote absentee or by mail can call (800) 669-8683 or visit GoVoteMissouri.com.