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LWV League of Women Voters of St Louis Information Service
State of Missouri August 5, 2008 Election
Smart Voter

Robin Carnahan
Answers Questions

Candidate for
Secretary of State; State of Missouri; Democratic Party


The questions were prepared by the League of Women Voters of Missouri and asked of all candidates for this office.
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Questions & Answers

1. What are your Qualifications for Office? (200 word limit)

As Missouri Secretary of State, I have worked to ensure fair and honest elections, reduce red-tape for businesses, protect Missouri investors by enforcing securities laws, and provide access to vital information through the state library and archives.

Ensuring access to the ballot box for all eligible Missouri voters has been a priority of my service. I believe it is necessary to stand-up for the most precious right of our democracy, the right to vote. A good experience at the polls requires attention to well-trained poll workers. In 2006, I commissioned the It's Your Turn Be A Poll worker, program to help local election authorities find citizen volunteers.

Making it easier for businesses to navigate the government has been and continues to be a high priority. I have implemented tools such as the Small Business Advocacy Center. Ensuring the protection of Missourians hard earned savings has resulted in $9 million in investor protection services.

2. What plans do you have to address your top three priorities? (100 word limit)

I plan to continue providing commonsense solutions to the Secretary of State's office by introducing ways to save time and money for Missouri businesses, better protect investors, ensure fair and honest elections, and provide top-quality service to those who use the office.

Responses to questions asked of each candidate are reproduced as submitted to the League.  Candidates' statements are presented as submitted. Word limits apply for each question. Direct references to opponents are not permitted.

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