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Proposition 1 is the issue in Tuesday's voting

Monday, November 5, 2007 | 6:23 p.m. CST; updated 11:57 p.m. CDT, Monday, July 21, 2008
Roz Drager, left, and Libby Miederhoff, center, volunteers at the Paquin Towers polling station, check Ruth E. Vickery's voter registration before she votes Tuesday. Given the choice between a paper or an electronic ballot, Vickery chose the paper. "I'm a registered voter. I always use my knowledge to vote," Vickery said, when asked why she came out for the election.

It’s a rare occasion when the November general election features only one issue on the countywide ballot, but that’s what’s up Tuesday. The Boone County Commission is asking voters through Proposition 1 for a 10-year extension of the county’s half-cent sales tax for roads. Here’s some basic information.

About the tax: The sales tax has been in place for 15 years and was first approved in 1993. It was extended for 10 years in 1998. It has thus far generated $127 million. If Proposition 1 is approved today, it will remain in place until September 2018.

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WHAT’S ON THE BALLOT? Proposition 1, a 10-year extension of Boone County’s half-cent sales tax for roads. WHEN CAN I VOTE? Polling places are open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. WHAT IF I HAVE QUESTIONS: Call the Boone County Clerk’s office at (573) 886-4375. Or go to showmeboone.com/CLERK

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Who can vote, and where and when? Registered Boone County voters can visit the polling locations designated on their voter identification cards between 6 a.m. and 7 p.m. today. If you don’t have your voter identification card, you must take another valid form of ID, such as a driver’s license, to the poll. A list of other acceptable forms of ID can also be found in the Q&A section of the Boone County clerk’s home page at showmeboone.com/CLERK.

Have you moved since you last voted? You must have an updated voter registration address in order to vote. If you need to, you can update your address online at the county clerk’s home page. To do this, click on the Q&A link on the left-hand side of the page and scroll down to “How do I vote.”

Don’t know your polling place? You can find your polling location by clicking on “Find your polling place” on the clerk’s home page. You will be asked to enter your full name.

What if I have other questions? Again, check the clerk’s home page. There’s lots of information there, including a sample ballot and a voter polling place survey. Or you can call the clerk’s office at (573) 886-4375.


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