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Callaway County Clerk issues reminders for upcoming election

by Anakin Bush | September 21, 2022 at 4:00 a.m.
A polling place at Holts Summit during the Primary Election in August. Voters in Callaway County can find their polling location on the Callaway County Clerk's website.

The Callaway County Clerk has issued reminders prior to the upcoming General Election.

The last day to register to vote for the upcoming election is Oct. 12. You can register online at the Missouri Secretary of State website. You can also check if you are already registered to vote on this website.

Mail-in registration is also available by completing the form and mailing it to the Callaway County Clerk's Office. In-person voter registration is offered as well at the County Clerk's Office.

Absentee voting begins Sept. 27. Absentee applications are due Oct. 26, with Saturday absentee voting happening on Oct. 29 and Nov. 5. The last day for absentee voting is Nov. 7.

The clerk's office reminded Callaway County residents in a Facebook post yesterday about new voting legislation recently passed. Citizens who have recently moved into a new county and did not update their address were not allowed to vote, and could only register for the next election, the post states.

Missouri law now allows all voters registered in Missouri to update their address after the deadline and up to the day of the election. Updating your address can be completed at the Callaway County Clerk's Office.

The clerk's office has previously released other voting reminders on their Facebook page. For the upcoming General Election, voters must show a form of identification when voting. Valid identification includes a non-expired Missouri driver's license, a non-expired or non-expiring Missouri non-driver's license, a non-expired passport, a non-expired or non-expiring military ID or a document issued by the United States or the state of Missouri that states your name, expiration date and shows a photograph.

If a voter does not have one of these forms of identification, you can cast a provisional ballot. This ballot will be counted upon returning to the polling place with a valid ID.

This new requirement was passed by Governor Parson in House Bill 1878 on June 29. This bill also prohibits the use of ballot drop boxes for absentee ballots, allows absentee voting in-person with no excuse two weeks prior to the election and prohibits the use of electronic vote counting machines beginning in 2024.

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