Governor postpones April 7 elections

The April 7 General Municipal Elections have been postponed by the order of Gov. Mike Parson until June 2 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Parson issued an executive order calling for the delay at the request of Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft,

The executive order declares that ballots already printed for the April 7 election may be used in June. 

“Given the growing concern surrounding COVID-19 and the large number of people elections attract, postponing Missouri’s municipal elections is a necessary step to help combat the spread of the virus and protect the health and safety of Missouri voters,” Parson said in a news release. “Postponing an election is not easy, but we are all in this together."