St. Charles County residents will have opportunities to register to vote, update their voter records, and learn about paid election judge opportunities at several events in the community throughout October. The St. Charles County Election Authority is setting up mobile registration stations to reach more citizens and make these processes easier and more convenient.
“Next year is going to be a busy election year with four elections,” says Kurt Bahr, Director of the Election Authority. “Our goals are to make registering to vote more accessible to residents and to update our records to make the election process run smoothly.”
Bahr also is recruiting for election judges. “Judges are a vital part of the voting process,” he explains. “They help sign in voters, explain procedures, provide ballots and monitor the election. We have full or half-day shifts available at 106 polling locations throughout the county. It’s a fantastic way to serve the community and we’re happy to accept applications at these events.”
Citizens can stop by the Election Authority’s mobile registration station at the following locations:
• Wednesday, Oct. 9 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Lindenwood University Library and Academic Resource Center, 209 S. Kingshighway St. in St. Charles.
• Saturday, Oct. 12 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the St. Charles County Parks Fall Harvest Festival, Broemmelsiek Park, 1795 Hwy. DD in Defiance.
• Tuesday, Oct. 15 from 5-7 p.m. at the St. Charles County Fall Career Expo, Spencer Road Library, 427 Spencer Road in St. Peters.
• Friday, Oct. 18 from 5:30-9:30 p.m. at the Jack O’Glow Walk, St. Charles County Heritage Museum, 1630 Heritage Landing in St. Peters.
Approximately 265,000 St. Charles County residents are registered to vote. This is always an estimate, according to Bahr, because the number changes daily as people move or pass away. About 10 percent of the population moves each year, so they may no longer be registered to vote at the correct polling place.
By registering to vote, and keeping information updated through the Election Authority, voters will know the correct polling place and receive their correct ballot on election day.
For more information about upcoming registration events or to learn more about elections and election judge opportunities, call the St. Charles County Election Authority at (636) 949-7550 or visit sccmo.org/ElectionAuthority.