Voter registration deadline approaches, but there are still ways to register

Friday, October 5, 2012 | 7:49 p.m. CDT

COLUMBIA — Citizens who want to vote in the Nov. 6 general election have until 5 p.m. Wednesday to register to vote.

Those who want to register can do so in one of several ways. They can fill out, print, sign and mail the Missouri Voter Registration Application available on the Boone County clerk's website. Given that the deadline is only days away, hand delivering the application to the Voter Registration Division of the clerk's office might be a better idea. The office is in Room 236 of the Roger B. Wilson Boone County Government Center, 801 E. Walnut St. Its office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Would-be voters also can fill out the application in person at the clerk's office. The forms are also available in the city clerk's offices of Ashland, Centralia, Hallsville, Rocheport and Sturgeon and in the Associated Students of the University of Missouri office in the basement of MU's Brady Commons. Postcard registration forms are available throughout Boone County; voters can call 886-4375 for the location nearest their residence.

Those who want to cast absentee ballots can do so now through Nov. 5. For information about who can vote absentee and how to do so, visit the Boone County Clerk’s website.

Voters who have moved since they last cast a ballot will have to file a change of address form with the clerk's office. They can do that as late as the day of election, but doing so within the next few days will help ensure you receive a sample ballot and information about your polling place in the mail.

Sample ballots are also available online or at the clerk's office.

Supervising editor is Scott Swafford.

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