Over the next week or so those Voter ID cards will be distributed, and it will contain important information for getting you in the right place to vote.
The new Voter ID is something that you will want to keep in your wallet with you. It can be used as a second form of ID in certain situations, but the main goal is to keep things organized for voting purposes.
“It’s a canvas for the entire Greene County to make sure we have our voter roles as accurate as possible,” says Shane Schoeller, Greene County Clerk.
You’ll bring the Voter ID to whichever polling location you are assigned, but there is something else you’ll need too.
“It is best to bring your photo ID which is normally going to be your drivers license from the DMV,” says Schoeller.
But what if you don’t have your ID?
“If you bring your Voter ID card and don’t have your photo ID, or don’t posess one, you can still use that to vote with,” Schoeller explains. “You are just required to sign a statement now with that Voter ID card when you vote. The statement essentially says that I am aware that I can get a photo ID at no expense to myself, that the State of Missouri will pay for that.”
Voter ID cards contain a name, a voting address with your voting district, and other districts you may be part of, such as school and fire protection. Schoeller says this will help make sure you get the right ballot.
“That is what they use when they receive their ballot. They can check that against their voter ID card and make sure they got the correct ballot for the district in which they live,” he says.
Making sure you have the right ballot is crucial, but there could be a chance you get someone else’s Voter ID in the mail. If that is the case, send it back.
“If they receive a card for someone who no longer lives at that address , we just ask please go ahead and put ‘ no longer lives at this address’, and send it back to our office,” Schoeller says. “That is how we keep our voter roles accurate, and that is the purpose of sending this out every other year.”
There are six voting precincts that have changed polling locations.
The voters in precincts, 2-AB, 7-A, 7-C, 34-C, 3rd N Campbell A, and N Republic, will notice a change in their polling places.
– 2-AB will now be voting at University Heights Baptist Church
– 7-A will now be voting at Study School
– 7-C will now be voting at Westport Elementary School
– 34-C will now be voting at Darr Agricultural Center
– 3rd N Campbell A will now be voting at North Point Church
– N Republic will now be voting at Republic Schools Bus Center