Jefferson City, Mo. — On Nov. 16, Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft visited the final of 114 Missouri counties, meeting face-to-face with Missourians to discuss the new voter ID law, advocate for local libraries, meet with local business owners, and promote the Safe at Home program.

“I was not elected to sit behind a desk, but rather to serve the great people of this state by being accessible, willing to listen, and ready to lead,” Ashcroft said. “No public official can be effective without listening to the people of Missouri. It’s been a humbling experience visiting all 114 counties, hearing stories and gaining a better understanding of concerns about our state and country.”

In addition to the Secretary’s travels, the state co-directors of elections visited each local election authority to discuss the state’s new voter ID law and ensure all elections run smoothly.

“We will continue our efforts to protect the integrity of elections, write fair and easy to understand ballot language, and be fiscally responsible with taxpayer money,” Ashcroft said. “It is a privilege to serve as Secretary of State.”

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