How do I... vote in the 2021 Board of Governors, YLS elections?
Beginning July 20, Missouri lawyers in District 3 will have the opportunity to vote on candidates to fill the district's seat on the Board of Governors. This year, there is one contested election, held in District 3 which includes Bates, Carroll, Cass, Cooper, Henry, Johnson, Lafayette, Pettis, Ray, St. Clair, and Saline counties. Additionally, there are two contested elections for seats on the Young Lawyers’ Section (YLS) Council, held in Districts 3 and 8. All votes must be cast electronically before 10 a.m., Monday, Aug. 16.
Board of Governors election
To vote in the Board of Governors election, Missouri Bar members must complete an electronic ballot, which will be emailed July 20 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 MoBar.org is different and you must use the pin number on 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 entitled 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.
In the general election, voting will not be necessary in any districts other than District 3. For these areas, only one person is running for each vacancy or no vacancy exists.
Click here to see a full list of petitions filed in the district elections.
YLS members will also have the opportunity to vote in the Young Lawyers’ Section Council elections held in Districts 3 and 8 or Jackson County and St. Louis County, respectively. All votes must be submitted electronically via the voting portal before 10 a.m., Aug. 16. To vote, members of the section in these districts must sign in with their Missouri Bar enrollment number and password, which is the same information used to access all member features at MoBar.org.
For the YLS election, voting will not be necessary in the other 12 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 the contested elections and the candidates for each spot.
Voting deadlines are the same for all elections. Voting will begin July 20 and all votes must be cast electronically before 10 a.m., Monday, Aug. 16.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.