Need to know where to go on April 7?
Registering to vote:
If you haven’t done this yet, it’s too late for this primary. In the future, you’ll need to be registered by the fourth Wednesday before an election. You can visit the Boone County clerk’s Web site for details on where and how to register.
Where to vote:
You can find your polling place at the clerk's Web site. Click on the link "Find your polling place," then type in your name. Your polling location will be provided. A list of all polling places is also available on the Web site.
If you've moved since the last election:
You'll need to file a change of address before you vote. You can do this at the clerk's Web site by completing the "change of address" form or printing the form and mailing it to Wendy S. Noren, Boone County Clerk, 801 E. Walnut St., Room 236, Columbia, MO 65201-7731. Another option is to simply mail in your name, old address, new address, mailing address (if different), date of birth, telephone number (optional), signature and the last four digits of your Social Security number.
When to vote:
The polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday.
What to take:
Bring some form of identification to the polling location. Acceptable forms include a Boone County voter ID card, a driver's license, a state-issued ID, an ID card from an institution of higher education, a federally issued identification such as a passport, a Social Security card or a Medicaid or Medicare card, a copy of a current bank statement, a utility bill or a government document that shows your name and address.
What to expect:
Boone County's optical scan voting system requires the voter to darken a circle next to the candidate they choose. In the primary election, voters must request a party-specific ballot. Some polling places also will have electronic voting machines.
If you can't go:
Absentee ballots are available for those unable to vote in person on Tuesday because of a temporary absence from the county, religious beliefs, military service, incarceration (but retainment of voting privileges) or confinement due to injury or illness. You can apply for an absentee ballot through the Elections Division of the Boone County clerk's office or vote in person in the office until 5 p.m. the day before the election.
For more information:
Call the voter information hot line at 875-8683.