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In order to vote, an individual must make sure that they are in fact a registered voter. The voter must then go to the assigned polling location. The County Clerk’s office will send out a courtesy reminder card with the polling location and the date of the election immediately preceding any election.
Upon arrival at the proper polling location, an election judge will ask the voter to present a form of identification as required per Missouri law. Chapter 115.427 requires only one of the following:
If you do not possess any of these forms of identification, you may still cast a ballot if two supervising election judges, one from each major political party, attest they know you. Once a voter has shown the proper form of identification, the voter will be asked to verify that the address we have on file is correct/current in the precinct roster. The voter will indicate that the information is correct by signing his/her name.
In Jefferson County, Missouri, there are two ways a voter may cast his ballot at the polling location:
A voter may receive assistance from any person he chooses. A voter may bring another person with him to read or mark the ballot. A voter who does not bring a person to assist him is entitled to receive help from our election judges. The judges have been instructed to help a voter in the following manner:
All voters have the opportunity to vote a correct ballot. If a mistake is made by the voter at the poll, the voter should notify the election judges immediately. The judge will take the original ballot and spoil the ballot. The judge will then hand the voter a new ballot. In Missouri. voters have a ’Second Chance Voting’ opportunity.
Note: If the voter has already placed the ballot into the black ballot box and then approaches the election judges about a possible error on his ballot or change of mind, the judges are not allowed to retrieve the ballot from the box per Missouri law. Therefore, all voters are encouraged to inspect their ballot carefully before casting the ballot.
If a voter has received an absentee ballot and makes a mistake, the voter should contact our office immediately. 636-797-5486