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How do I... vote in the 2019 Board of Governors, YLS elections?

Summary

As terms expire for several seats on The Missouri Bar Board of Governors, lawyers can vote on candidates to fill the vacancies.

As terms expire for several seats on The Missouri Bar Board of Governors, lawyers can vote on candidates to fill the vacancies. This year, there are 12 contested elections, held in:

  • District 3 (Bates, Carroll, Cass, Cooper, Henry, Johnson, Lafayette, Pettis, Ray, St. Clair and Saline Counties)
  • District 7 (Bollinger, Butler, Cape Girardeau, Dunklin, Jefferson, Madison, Mississippi, New Madrid, Pemiscot, Perry, Ripley, St. Francois, Ste. Genevieve, Scott, Stoddard and Washington Counties)
  • District 9 (St. Louis County)
  • District 10 (Greene County)
  • District 11 (City of St. Louis)
  • District 12 (City of Kansas City within Jackson County)
  • District 15 (Boone and Callaway Counties)

Additionally, there is one contested election for a seat on the Young Lawyers’ Section (YLS) Council, held in District 3 or Jackson County. All votes must be cast electronically before 10 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 15.

Board of Governors electionTo vote in the Board of Governors election, Missouri Bar members must complete an electronic ballot, which will be emailed from the Office of State Courts Administrator (OSCA). Lawyers must log in to the electronic elections portal using their Missouri Bar enrollment number and pin number, which are both located on your annual attorney enrollment bar card. Keep in mind that your personal password to sign in to members.mobar.org is different, and you must use the pin number in the bottom-right corner of your bar card for voting.

You are eligible to vote in the board election based upon the current Board of Governors district The Missouri Bar has on file for you. Please note that Missouri Bar members are eligible to vote in the district that corresponds with their primary work address, rather than their personal residence. You may cast as many votes as there are vacancies in your district.

Candidate informationIn the general election, voting will not be necessary in Districts 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 8, 13 and 14, or in the Eastern, Southern and Western appellate districts. For these areas, only one person is running for each vacancy or no vacancy exists.

Click here to see a full list of candidates in the contested district elections.

YLS electionsYLS members also have the opportunity to vote in the Young Lawyers’ Section Council elections held in District 3 which is Jackson County. All votes must be submitted electronically via the voting portal before 10 a.m., Aug. 15.

For the YLS election, voting will not be necessary in the other 13 districts, as the number of lawyers running for a council position does not exceed the number of vacancies in the district or no vacancy exists.

Click here to see a full list of candidates.

Voting deadlineVoting deadlines are the same for all elections. Voting will begin July 19, and all votes must be cast electronically before 10 a.m., Aug. 15.

Trouble voting?Please note: Due to a scheduled website update, voting will be unavailable from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 27. Once the updated has concluded, voting will continue as scheduled.

If you have technical issues accessing the board voting portal website, please contact the Office of the State Courts Administrator (OSCA)'s help desk at 1-888-541-4894 or email osca.help.desk@courts.mo.gov.

If you did not receive a ballot or if you believe you received a ballot for the wrong district, please contact Maggie Burch at the Supreme Court of Missouri at 573-751-4144 or Maggie.Burch@courts.mo.gov. If you are experiencing difficulties voting in the any of the YLS seat elections, please contact The Missouri Bar at 573-635-4128 or mobar@mobar.org.