Missouri: Absentee ballot applications and their envelopes are public record, St. Louis judge rules

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August 24, 2016 2:20 PM

The St. Louis Election Board violated the law when it refused to provide copies of absentee ballot applications and ballot envelopes, a judge ruled Tuesday.

Dave Roland, an attorney for state representative candidate Bruce Franks, who lost in the Aug. 2 Democratic primary to incumbent Penny Hubbard, sued for the records. Roland claims a large number of improperly cast absentee ballots tilted the election in Hubbard’s favor. Continue...