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Boone County Clerk posts voting instructions, options

Posted on Friday, October 23, 2020 at 6:59 am

With less than three weeks until the voter registration deadline of October 7th, the Boone County Clerk’s Office would like to share the list of expanded voter resources that will be available in advance of the November 3rd General Election. High voter turnout is expected and nearly 10,000 Boone County voters have already requested an absentee or mail-in ballot for the November 3rd General Election. Voters should make their plan now for how they want to participate in the election. The three voting options are: 1) in-person absentee voting between September 22 and November 2; 2) voting by mail, either with an absentee or a mail-in ballot requested by 5pm on October 21; or 3) voting at a polling place on November 3. To learn more about voting by mail options for the November election and to apply for an absentee ballot, go to https://www.showmeboone.com/clerk/votebymailoptions.asp.
“It’s important that every voter has the opportunity to cast their ballot and we will be offering more resources this fall to assist with that goal,” Boone County Clerk Brianna Lennon said.

Absentee Voting Satellite Locations In partnership with the Daniel Boone Regional Library, Columbia Public Schools, Southern Boone Public

Amanda Mathews just finished feeding her ballot into the automated ballot box at Centralia’s polling place at the United Methodist Church as her daughter Amya Jordan watches.

Amanda Mathews just finished feeding her ballot into the automated ballot box at Centralia’s polling place at the United Methodist Church as her daughter Amya Jordan watches. Fireside Guard file photo

Schools, and Centralia Public Schools, the Bookmobile, Jr. vehicle will serve as a “Ballot Bus” to allow voters to vote absentee in-person or drop off your completed mailed absentee ballot. The Ballot Bus will operate from 10am to 3pm for four Saturdays in October at the following locations: October 3: Hickman High School parking lot October 10: Southern Boone Primary School parking lot October 17: Rock Bridge High School parking lot October 24: Centralia High School parking lot

Additional Voter Tools on Our Website Absentee and mail-in voters will be able to see whether their ballot has been mailed and received by our office by looking up their voter record at http://vote.boonemo.org. Voters with a current email address on file will also receive emails when their ballot has been mailed and received. Finally, all mailed ballots have a unique code for tracking mailed ballots back to our office. The tracker is available at https://booneballottracker.com. Voters can also look up their polling place using the new “Find My Polling Place” tool at https://maps.showmeboone.com/viewers/ClerkPollLocations/.

Extended Hours and Curbside Voting In advance of the November 3rd election, the clerk’s office will be open until 7pm on all Tuesdays in October (October 6, 13, 20, and 27) and on two Saturdays (October 3 and 31) from 9 am to 1 pm. Beginning September 29 through November 2, curbside absentee voting and absentee ballot drop off will be available at the Boone County Government Center on 9th Street in the dock area for the convenience of voters. Voters should bring a valid ID when dropping off their ballot or absentee voting in-person.

Mizzou Arena In cooperation with MU Athletics, the Mizzou Arena concourse will serve as a central polling location on November 3rd. Any registered Boone County voter can cast their ballot at Mizzou Arena or our second central polling location at the Boone County Government Center.

Post Office Collection Boxes A new post office mail collection box has been placed at the courtyard (West) entrance to the Boone County Government Center for voters that choose a mail-in ballot (as opposed to a mailed absentee ballot) and want to have it notarized for free at the Boone County Clerk’s Office. One of the drive-through mail collection boxes at the Columbia Post Office on 5th Street and Walnut will also be designated as a ballot drop off box from September 22 through Election Day. Absentee ballots can also be dropped off at the Boone County Clerk’s Office by the voter or a spouse, parent, sibling, or child. If you have any questions, please  feel free to reach out at clerk@boonecountymo.org or 573-886-4375.