MISSOURI -- Missouri Secretary of State Matt Blunt began accepting candidate filings for the Presidential Preference Primary in Missouri in October.
The primary will be held Feb. 3. Two crucial benefits will be offered in the primary. First: the residents of the state will have the opportunity to shape national policies by voting for the presidential candidate they support; second, because of the new early date set by the new Missouri law, the state's decision may carry national significance.
The upcoming presidential ballot will be Missouri's third election of this type but the first with an early date and an opportunity to be prominent nationally.
Missouri will share the Feb. 3 date with four other states: Oklahoma, Arizona, South Carolina and Delaware.