The November election is closer than you might think. In fact, it’s already under way.

The November election is closer than you might think. In fact, it’s already under way.

Absentee voting in Missouri began this week for the Nov. 2 election. And since our legislators have never gotten around to getting Missouri in line with the many other states that allow early voting, lots of people in our state seem to vote absentee with a wink and nod about how they just won’t be able to make it to the polls sometime between 6 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Election Day.

Note to Missouri legislators: People across the country have made themselves clear: They like early voting. (Maybe they think it will make the TV adds go away.)

Those who wish to vote on Election Day – and who aren’t already registered voters – have until Oct. 6 to get registered. Call the Jackson County Board of Election Commissioners at 816-325-4600 or go its office at 215 N. Liberty St. (Liberty and Truman Road) on the north edge of the Independence Square.