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For Kansas City Voters, Finding A Notary To Validate Mail-In Ballots Just Got Easier

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Citizens in St. Louis County cast their vote on Oct. 25, 2018. The Missouri Supreme Court will decide whether voters who do not show a photo ID can vote without signing an affidavit.
Stephen Koranda
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Kansas News Service
Some Missouri residents are opting to avoid crowded polling places by voting by mail.

An online platform supporting local restaurants has pivoted to assisting voters seeking to mail in their Missouri general election ballots.

Missouri requires that most mail-in ballots be notarized before being returned to local election boards via United States Postal Service. To help ease that process, Curbside KC is partnering with local coffee shops and restaurants to make notaries more accessible to voters.

  • Danielle Lehman, creator of Curbside KC and the Open Belly podcast
Steve Kraske is the host of KCUR's Up To Date. Follow him on Twitter @stevekraske.
Mackenzie Martin is an associate producer at KCUR. Reach out to her at mackenzie@kcur.org or on Twitter @_macmartin.
Danie Alexander is the senior producer of Up To Date.