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SHOW ME THE RECORDS: Finding polling locations important for involved citizens

Tuesday, March 16, 2010 | 12:00 a.m. CDT

The Missourian is celebrating Sunshine Week, a time to shine the spotlight on the rights of citizens to an open government and freedom of information.

Throughout the week, and once a week thereafter, the Missourian will highlight a specific government record. You can learn a lot about your community, state and country. Open records help people keep government in check and help them better understand how government affects their lives.

The American Society of News Editors has endorsed the week and is encouraging U.S. media outlets to emphasize the importance of sunshine laws.

For a list of Show Me the Records, go to http://columbiamissourian.com/records.

The records: A searchable list of polling locations from the Boone County Clerk's office.

Why you'd want them: You can find where you will vote in the upcoming election and get a list and map of all of the polling places in Boone County. You can also change your address, register to vote or request an absentee ballot.

Where you get the records: To find your polling place, go to http://www.showmeboone.com/clerk/ and look for the "Polling Information" box on the right side of the page. Click on "Find Your Polling Place." To find all polling sites, click on the link just below. 

 How much will it cost: The information is free.


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