This November, we will have the midterm elections.  I have often thought that this could be the most voted on mid-term election in the history of our country.  From local elections that affect us in Sedalia and our bordering towns, and our state as a whole.  The right to vote, and having our voices heard, is something we all should take seriously.  Especially with a senate seat being vacated by retiring Senator Roy Blunt.

According to the nonpartisan election guide website Vote.org, voter registration in the state of Missouri and in the state of Kansas saw a huge jump on June 24th.  So why have more people who may not have been registered to vote, done so now?

Roe vs Wade was officially overturned by the Supreme Court. A law that has been in place for 50 years.

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The website allows people from around the country to register to vote online, explains state and local election rules, provides key voting deadlines and more. The organization describes itself as “the largest nonpartisan voting registration and get-out-the-vote technology platform in America.”  You can read a bit more HERE.

Now you can be pro-life or pro-choice.  Whatever you beliefs are, you are entitled to them and vote for the candidate that shares your views and who you feel will work to best serve you as your public official.  But Roe vs Wade seems to be an issue that may energize people to vote more than any other issue.  The Supreme Courts decision activated a trigger law in Missouri where abortion is now illegal.

If you are not registered to vote, for whatever reason, please get yourself registered.  Make sure you have a legal photo ID and remember the primary for Missouri is Aug 2nd.

LOOK: What major laws were passed the year you were born?

Data for this list was acquired from trusted online sources and news outlets. Read on to discover what major law was passed the year you were born and learn its name, the vote count (where relevant), and its impact and significance.