"As U.S. election officials gird for a dramatic expansion of mail voting in the Nov. 3 election, Democrats across the country are promoting drop boxes as a convenient and reliable option for voters who don’t want to entrust their ballots to the U.S. Postal Service.
President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign, meanwhile, has sued to prevent their use in Pennsylvania, a key battleground state, alleging that the receptacles could enable voting fraud . . .
In Missouri, Republican Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft decided not to distribute 80 drop boxes he had purchased because state law requires those ballots to be returned by mail.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Missouri officials say they will not use 85 ballot drop boxes for the Nov. 3 election because of confusion over a new state voting law. The new mail-in voting option requires residents to mail completed ballots to local election authorities.