Missouri Secretary of State Robin Carnahan has announced five ballot initiative petitions have met state standards for circulation. One petition will ask whether state law should be expanded to allow voters to cast absentee ballots without the current excuse requirement. Another ballot question asks whether the state Constitution should be amended to reduce the size of the House of Representatives from 163 to 103 members beginning in 2023. Petitioners must collect signatures totaling eight-percent of the ballots cast in the 2008 election for a Constitutional change, and five-percent of votes cast for statutory changes.