Since taking office in January and being tasked with implementing the voter ID law, we have been sharing one simple, easy-to-understand message: “If you’re registered to vote, you can vote.” Missouri’s new voting requirements took effect on June 1, 2017, and local election authorities have held two successful elections thus far. Not one registered voter […]
Tensions in this country are high. Our nation is as divided politically as I can ever remember. On the issue of the day, people run to their political camps as quickly as possible and begin hurling insults at those with whom they disagree. Our founders knew what they were doing when they designed our form […]
I voted against the constitutional amendment that passed last year requiring a valid photo ID for voting in Missouri elections, beginning with the local election Aug. 8. Like many of you, I suspect, I thought the requirement, heavily promoted by Republicans, was really intended more to discourage voting by minorities, poor people and new citizens […]
Effective June 1, Missouri’s new requirements for presenting enhanced identification at the polling place are in effect. It’s regrettable opponents are wasting time complaining about this outcome rather than helping spread the word about steps anyone can take to comply. Constitutional Amendment 6, allowing for implementation of photo voter ID, received support from nearly two-thirds […]
Missouri’s secretary of state and top legislative leaders said Wednesday that they will try to strengthen confidentiality protections for alleged abuse victims after a St. Louis County judge recently ordered a woman participating in a state-sponsored secrecy program to nonetheless reveal her home address. Read more from the Hannibal Courier-Post here.
Missouri’s Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft and state legislators are aiming to strengthen protection for participants in the state’s Safe at Home program. Several hundred victims of domestic violence and other crimes utilize the program, which allows them to use the Secretary of State’s office as their legal address. Read more from KBIA here.
Ashcroft on his first 100 days in office, Morning Meeting – KZIM KSIM Jay joined the Morning Meeting on KZIM KSIM out of Cape Girardeau to talk about his first 100 days as Missouri’s Secretary of State. Listen to the full interview from KZIM KSIM here.
Conversation with Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft, Nick Reed Podcast – KSGF Jay joined Nick Reed of KSGF out of Springfield Missouri. Nick asked some great questions of the Secretary, including: “When will voter ID go into effect in Missouri? Who will he be meeting with tomorrow? What has his first 100 days been like?” […]
It’s National Library Week. Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft is encouraging residents to visit their local libraries, or what he calls, a “gateway to opportunity”. First sponsored in 1958 by the American Library Association, National Library Week is a national observance to promote all types of libraries, including school, public, academic and special libraries. Read more from KZRG […]
Bipartisan legislation extending the sunset provisions for fees into the state’s technology trust fund has been approved by the Missouri Senate Economic Development Committee this week in Jefferson City. The vote was unanimous. Read more from MissouriNet here.