SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — 2022 is a big election year with a U.S. Senate seat up for grabs in Missouri. To prepare voters, the Greene County Clerk Shane Schoeller has updated its website’s design.

Schoeller said the website was designed with three goals in mind: to improve election transparency, communication and efficiency.

“It’s now a lot easier for voters to click on and see what’s happening in the races and issues on election night,” Schoeller said.

The new site features easier navigation than the former design, with buttons for voting info, which includes deadline dates, and tools to register to vote, a countdown to the next elections with a results tracker, and resources for those interested in being an election judge.

There’s also information for candidates who are running for office, a need that Schoeller said was previously unfulfilled.

“Prior to 2016, there was no access to any forms on our website,” Schoeller said. “When candidates are thinking about running, they can now come to one place for their information.”

Sample ballots will also be on the site when available.

The next election is on April 5, 2022. That’s the municipal election, which will include local issues. The deadline to register for that election in Greene County is on March 9.

Absentee voting will begin at 8:00 a.m. on February 22 and run until April 4. Voters will be able to cast their vote at the Greene County Archives building at 1126 N. Boonville Ave. in Springfield.

The General Primary election is happening on August 2, 2022. The general election is on November 8, 2022.