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

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…