State Reps. Murphy, O’Donnell to host election integrity town hall


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Acting Police Chief Kenneth Gregory speaks at a crime town hall Oct. 30, 2021. He is joined by Reps. Jim Murphy and Michael O’Donnell, County Prosecuting Attorney Wesley Bell and South County Precinct Commander Jim Schneider.

State Rep. Jim Murphy and Rep. Michael O’Donnell, both R-Oakville, are holding a town hall meeting to give Missourians a chance to learn about the state’s efforts to protect the voting process. 

The two legislators will host an Election Integrity town hall Saturday, Jan. 15 from noon to 1:30 p.m. at Mehlville High School’s Nottlemann Auditorium, 3200 Lemay Ferry Road.

O’Donnell and Murphy stated the event will focus on topics such as election security, absentee ballots, voter identification, legislation under consideration by the General Assembly and the shortage of election workers. The event will also include time for a question and answer session for those in attendance. 

Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft is scheduled to speak at the event. Other speakers include St. Louis County Directors of Elections Rick Stream and Eric Fey, St. Charles County Director of Elections Kurt Bahr, House Elections Chair Rep. Dan Shaul, and House Elections Vice-Chair Rep. Peggy McGaugh.

Murphy and O’Donnell have hosted several town hall meetings in the past for crime prevention and other topical issues at the time of the meetings.