Registering to vote is the first step to participating in an election, but now what do you do? We’re here to help your voting experience run smoothly. Here’s a checklist of things to do before election day 2018.
1. Find Your Polling Place
Your polling place should be listed on your voter ID card. If you’ve misplaced your card or haven’t received it yet, no worries! Simply go to https://s1.sos.mo.gov/elections/voterlookup/ to find your polling place.
2. Determine Your Method of Voting
Believe it or not, there are several ways to cast your ballot. Missouri residents can vote 6am-7pm on November 6, 2018 at their polling place OR they can vote absentee before November 6th. Absentee voting is a great way to ensure your ballot is cast on election day. To learn more about absentee voting and to see if you qualify, visit: https://stcharlesgop.com/absentee-voting-in-st-charles-county-what-you-need-to-know/
Keep in mind, you must request an absentee ballot by October 31st at 5pm to be eligible to vote absentee in November’s election.
3. Learn About the Candidates and Issues
For some, the hardest part about voting is determining who and what to vote for on election day. We’ve made the process easy by compiling a list of candidates and issues. You no longer have to spend a whole afternoon searching the internet. Our easy to find and access list makes voting a breeze.
Check out what is on November’s ballot at: https://stcharlesgop.com/elections/
4. Create a Sample Ballot/Practice Voting
Did you know you could actually practice voting before election day? There are several websites that allow voters to download and view their specific ballots before the election. We found two great options for practice ballots:
The Missouri Secretary of State‘s website will allow you to access a ballot specific to your polling place. The information given by the State is safe and reliable. We recommend you first search a sample ballot on the Secretary of State website before moving on to the next (and very cool) website to ensure they have the correct candidates listed.
BallotReady is an awesome website that allows voters to select from listed candidates and create their own sample ballot. The sample ballots can be printed or emailed and brought to the polls on election day. You will no longer have to sit in the voting booth and rack your brain about research on candidates–your top choices will be right there with you!
Missouri Secretary of State: https://voteroutreach.sos.mo.gov//PRD/VoterOutreach/VOSearch.aspx
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