Voter Registration Drive at your Public Library

National Voter Registration Day 2019

WHO?

Any eligible voter, almost eligible voter (you can register at 17 1/2, but have to be 18 in order to vote), registered Missouri voter who has moved or changed their name, or who appear on the "inactive voter" list. Not sure if you are registered? Visit the Missouri Secretary of State site to check. 

WHAT?

In conjunction with National Voter Registration Day, officially observed this year on September 24, and with the help of volunteers from the League of Women Voters of Metro St. Louis, St. Louis Public Library will be holding Voter Registration Drives at several of its locations from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday September 28. In addition to voter registration, absentee and permanently disabled ballot applications will be available along with information on where library patrons can learn more about any issues and candidates that will be on their ballot in upcoming elections.

WHERE?

Stop by these St. Louis Public Library locations: Baden, Barr, Central, Divoll, Julia Davis, Kingshighway, Machacek, Schlafly, or Walnut Park where LWV volunteers will register you to vote or help you update your voter registration. (FYI: St. Louis Public Library staff can help with voter registration at all of its locations at any time, but isn't it more fun to do it as part of an event?)

WHEN?

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday September 28. (Also FYI: if you are registering on the voter registration deadline, which is the 4th Wednesday prior to the election, you should probably register at your local election authority to ensure you will be able to vote. For the next presidential election on November 3, 2020, the deadline is October 7, but there are plenty of local elections before then - click here for the 2020 election calendar; if you are in the 78th Legislative District, you've got a special election on November 5, 2019, and the last day to register is October 9).

HOW?

To register to vote, or to update your registration, you will need to bring one of the following:

  • ID issued by the Federal Government, state of Missouri, or a local election authority
  • ID issued by a Missouri institution (public or private) of higher education, including a university, college, vocational and technical school 
  • A copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, government check or other government document that contains the name and address of the voter
  • Driver’s license or state identification card issued by another state

(Good news - many of those documents should also suffice to get a library card!)

WHY?

If you aren't registered, you can't vote. And if you don't vote, you can't complain. Register to vote in order to exercise these two fundamental rights.

WHAT ELSE?

If you were convicted of a felony, upon completion of your sentence and probation or parole, you are eligible to vote in elections. However, individuals who have been convicted of an election offense, whether a felony or misdemeanor, are not allowed to vote.

GUESS WHAT?

The Library has BOOKS (& more) to help you be an informed, enthusiastic voter!

Give Us the Ballot

The Right to Vote

Brave New Ballot

Why Don't Americans Vote?

Votes for Women!

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