We know this is a very trying time for everyone, and we are in this situation with you. Many of us have our lives disrupted in small and big ways, whether through simple things like shopping and having to wait to enter a store, trying to work from home for the first time, or even friends and family who may not have a job for a few weeks.
But it’s not a matter of if we can overcome this situation. It’s a matter of when. We as a country have pulled through worse times, including the Civil War, world wars, the Spanish influenza epidemic, the Great Depression and 9-11. As much negativity I see on social media and news directed to all our elected leaders about their decisions, I also know the can-do attitude of the people of this country will get us through this trying time.
As an example, a St. Louis brewer, on their own, is converting from making beer to hand sanitizer for the duration of this pandemic. This conversion is not possible in many countries, but it is here, where the government does not own the means of production and our supply chains are highly dispersed. I fully expect to see many more stories like this in the coming weeks.
The Boone County Republican Party has canceled most events for the time being, with the county caucus radically altered from previous years. These cancellations and alterations are keeping with CDC recommendations and to promote social distancing to help prevent the spread of this deadly disease.
If you have questions about what precautions you should take with the COVID-19 coronavirus, please visit health.mo.gov/coronavirus, or call the 24/7 hotline at 877-435-8411.
Chairman, Boone County Republican Party
The Columbia Pachyderm Club will not meet today or next Friday. April meetings are still TBD.
Originally scheduled for Friday, April 3. New date TBD.
The caucus will now be a conference call among county committee members. Some updated information listed on our caucus webpage with more to be published there.
- The April 7 Municipal Election has been moved to June 2.
- The deadline to apply for an absentee ballot (Section 115.279, RSMo) shall be May 20.
- In-person absentee ballots may be cast until 5 p.m. on June 1.
- The closing date to register to vote in this election will still be March 11.
- The deadline for filing as a write-in candidate for office remains March 27 at 5 p.m.
There is more information at the Secretary of State’s website.
The filing period for county committeepeople, county and state-level offices is still 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 31. If you want to be on the county committee for the 2020-2022 term, go to the Boone County Clerk’s office to file. It is free to file for the committee.