Voter Deadline nears for Mo. Presidential Primary
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Missouri residents hoping to vote in next month's presidential primary have only a couple of days left to register to vote.
The secretary of state's office says people must register by Wednesday to be eligible to vote in the Feb. 7 primary. For those not registering in person, a registration card must be postmarked Wednesday at the latest. Voters whose addresses are unchanged don't need to register again.
Missouri's primary will serve basically as a public opinion poll for the Republican candidates seeking to challenge Democratic President Barack Obama. That's because the state Republican Party has opted to use a caucus system that starts in March to award delegates to the national convention at which the GOP nominee will be officially selected.