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FAQ: What do I need to know to vote in the municipal election?

Tuesday, February 1, 2011 | 3:41 p.m. CST; updated 7:22 p.m. CST, Tuesday, February 1, 2011

*Citizens must be at least 17 and one-half years old to register and 18 years old to vote. A previous version of this article misstated that.

COLUMBIA — The next general municipal election is coming up on April 5. Here are some commonly asked questions:

Q: Who is eligible to vote?

A: Anyone who is a U.S. citizen, a resident of Boone County, at least 18 years old and is not currently serving any felony sentences are eligible to vote.

*Citizens may register to vote at 17 and one-half years old.

Q: When is the last day to register to vote?

A: March 9

Q: Where do I register to vote?

A: You can fill out the Missouri Voter Registration Application online and mail it to Wendy S. Noren, Boone County Clerk, 801 E. Walnut, Room 236, Columbia, MO 65201-7731.

Q: Where do I vote?

A: Here is link to the Boone County Voter Registration Search.

Q: Will I need photo identification?

A: Yes. You can use any of these forms of identification:

  • Voter ID card from Boone County
  • Driver’s license (Missouri or other states)
  • ID issued by a state agency
  • ID issued by an institution of higher education (university, college, vocational and technical school) located within the state of Missouri
  • Passport, Social Security Card, Medicaid or Medicare card or Identification issued by the federal government

A copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck or other government document that contains your name and address will work as well.

Q: What if I need to vote absentee?

A: If you need an absentee ballot, that information is located on the Boone County Clerk’s website.

Need more information? Call:

  • Voter Registration Office, (573) 886-4375.
  • Voter Information Hotline, (573) 875-8683.

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