Dear Mr. Stoda:
Thank you for contacting Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander’s Office with your concerns regarding a National Popular Vote.
The Secretary of State’s Office has no statutory authority regarding this issue, nor may Secretary of State Kander cast a legislative vote on the issue at the state or federal level.
With regard to state legislation filed in the Missouri General Assembly (HB 1959, HB 2048 & SB 1041) or federal legislation filed in the U.S. Congress, you may wish to contact your respective state or federal elected legislators as follows: (Note: Ctrl+Click on respective name to follow link for contact information) – http://www.senate.mo.gov/LegisLookup/default.aspx.
The Secretary of State’s Office has statutory responsibility and authority regarding the following Missouri state government services:
- Administrative Rules – (573) 751-4015: The Administrative Rules Division publishes administrative rules and regulations, including emergency rules, that are encapsulated in the Code of State Regulations or CSR and the Missouri Register. Visit http://www.sos.mo.gov/adrules/ to be notified of any changes to rules of interest.
- Business Services – (866) 223-6535:
- Corporations: The Corporations Division provides the forms and resources necessary for businesses and entrepreneurs to form their entity and maintain good standing status, including all domestic Missouri and out-of-state business entities doing business in Missouri. You can find information about starting a business in Missouri at the Small Business Advocacy Center http://www.sos.mo.gov/business/sbac/or by visiting the Business Portal athttp://www.business.mo.gov/.
- Safe-At-Home Address Confidentiality Program – (866) 509-1409: The Safe-At-Home Program provides survivors of sexual assault, rape, stalking and domestic violence a substitute mailing address through the Secretary of State’s office.
- Uniform Commercial Code: The UCC Office is the central filing office for the perfection of personal property liens.
- Elections – (800) 669-8683: The Elections Division works with the 116 local election authorities in administering state elections for candidates and issues. The Division also procures initiative petitions that are circulated to be placed on the ballot. To find out if you are registered to vote or where your polling location is, visit http://www.GoVoteMissouri.com/.
- Publications – (866) 716-0237: The Publications Division is responsible for publishing, among other items, the Official Manual, State of Missouri (“Blue Book”), General Assembly Roster, Missouri Constitution, Missouri Roster, Code of State Regulations (CSR), Missouri Register, Missouri Notary Handbook, and Missouri Election Laws.
- Securities – (800) 721-7996: The Securities Division enforces the Missouri Uniform Securities Act and is responsible for protecting Missouri investors from fraud and for ensuring that firms and individuals that sell securities comply with the securities laws in the state. Call our toll-free investor hotline at (800) 721-7996 to report complaints or make inquiries about broker-dealers, agents, investment advisers, investment adviser representatives, or general securities violations. If you want to check on your broker, are concerned about your investments, or would like more information on investing, visit http://www.MissouriSafeSavings.com/.
- State Archives – (573) 751-3280: The Missouri State Archives is the official repository for state records of permanent and historical value. Its holdings include executive, legislative, and judicial records; records of state departments and agencies; land records; military records; state publications; photographic collections; county and municipal records on microfilm; and manuscript and reference collections. To search the archives, visithttp://www.MissouriDigitalHeritage.com/.
- Wolfner Talking Book and Braille Library – (800) 392-2614: Wolfner Library is a free library service for Missourians who are unable to use standard print materials due to a visual or physical disability. Materials are mailed to and from library patrons at their homes, postage paid, at no charge to the patron. The library’s collection includes fiction and nonfiction audio and braille books for all ages. Over seventy (70) magazine subscriptions are available, and the library loans playback machines to those using audio books. Wolfner Library is open Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The library is located in the James C. Kirkpatrick State Information Center at 600 West Main Street, Jefferson City, Missouri. Visit http://www.sos.mo.gov/wolfner/.
For additional information regarding the Secretary of State’s Office and the many services provided to the citizens of Missouri, please visit our website at http://www.sos.mo.gov/. If I can be of further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact me. My contact information is listed below.
Barbara A. Tomblinson
Director of Constituent Services
Missouri Secretary of State’s Office
600 W. Main Street
Jefferson City, MO 65101
State Info. Center Phone: (573) 751-0356 (M&F)
Capitol Bldg. Phone: (573) 522-9034 (T-TH)
Note: The information in this letter is guidance for the recipient and not intended to be legal advice. If you need legal advice or legal interpretation of a Missouri statute or regulation, you may consider contacting a private attorney.
From: Kevin Stoda [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Saturday, February 13, 2016 11:00 PM
Subject: National popular vote should be adopted
Candidates for president never pay attention to issues here in Missouri. Everything revolves around winning a few swing states, like Ohio or Florida. We should elect the president by a popular vote of the people in the entire country.
Carl Junction, Mo 64834