Missouri Supreme Court to consider confidentiality of absentee ballot applications

June 7, 2019

The Missouri Supreme Court will consider whether applications for absentee voter ballots are subject to Disclosure under Missouri’s Sunshine Law. The circuit court ruled that a local election board was required to disclose absentee ballot applications following an election, but the Eastern District disagreed. In resolving this case, the Supreme Court will interpret § 115.289, which dictates the procedures for handling absentee ballot applications, in light of the open records provisions of the Sunshine Law.