Missouri state senator, John Lamping wants to change the date of the state's primary to give candidates a better time frame in which to campaign and get their ideas into the hands of voters. At the moment, primaries are in August, Lamping would like to see them in June.
I'm all for that, I mean, seriously? August is much too late. Even June is pretty late. But what makes Missouri's election system awkward is the month they have the presidential primary. It's not at the same time as all the other offices' primary. In 2012 Missouri's legislature voted to move up the presidential primary to February in order to be viable or relevent. Then in August 7, almost 6 months later, the other people had their primary.
But there was also an election on April 3 which had local ballet measures. Another election on June 5 with a couple more ballot measures.
Too many elections in one year. By doing what other states do and combining all national offices into one primary would be much more efficient and timely. Frankly it makes no sense to have one in February and another in August or even June. Put them all together on the same date, the voters and candidates would be better off and imagine the money that would be saved eliminating one election day.