Deadline looms for voter registration for August

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Wednesday is the last day to register for Missourians who want to vote in the upcoming August primary.
Secretary of State Robin Carnahan says in a news release that Missourians need to be registered by Wednesday if they want to take part in the Aug. 7 primary election.
Carnahan says residents can register in person or by mail, and a mailed voter registration application has to be postmarked by the July 11 deadline in order to cast a ballot for the August primary.
In addition to other races, Missouri Republicans will be voting in the primary to select a candidate to run against incumbent Sen. Claire McCaskill, a Democrat. The GOP candidates for that race include businessman John Brunner, former state Treasurer Sarah Steelman and Congressman Todd Akin.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.