Voter’s Guide For The November 6th 2012 Election

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Here’s the information you need before heading to the polls on November 6, 2012.  If you have not registered to vote, you have until October 9 in Illinois and October 10 in Missouri to register in the county in which you live.

On the day of the Election, polls are open from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.  Important: If you are in line at the closing time of 7:00 PM you have the right to cast your vote.

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Voting Eligibility: Missouri & Illinois

You are eligible to register to vote if you are:

  1. A U.S. citizen
  2. A Missouri or Illinois resident
  3. At least 17-1/2 years of age (18 to vote)

You are not eligible to register to vote if you are:

  1. Adjudged to be incapacitated by a court of law
  2. Confined under a sentence of imprisonment
  3. On probation/parole after conviction of a felony until finally discharged
  4. After a conviction of a felony or misdemeanor connected with the right of suffrage

How to Register to Vote

To register to vote in Missouri, you must be registered with the election authority in the county which you reside.

Missouri Illinois

Franklin County Clerk
400 E. Locust, Ste. 201
Union, MO

Jefferson County Clerk
729 Maple, Room G12
Hillsboro, MO 63050
636-797-5486 or 800-748-3456

Lincoln County Clerk
201 Main Street, Room 104
Troy, MO 63379

St. Charles County Election Office
397 Turner Blvd.
St. Peters, MO 63376

St. Louis City
300 N. Tucker
St. Louis, MO 63101

St. Louis County
12 Sunnen Drive
St. Louis, MO 63143

Warren County Clerk
104 W. Main Street, Suite B
Warrenton, MO 63383

St. Clair County
Attn: Voter Registration
10 Public Square
Belleville, IL 62220

Jersey County
Stephen L. Pohlman
Jersey County Clerk
200 N. Lafayette
Jerseyville, Illinois 62052

Monroe County
Dennis Knobloch
County Clerk and Recorder
100 South Main Street
Waterloo, IL 62298

Bond County
County Clerk
200 W. College Avenue
Greenville, Illinois 62246

Macoupin County
P.O. Box 107
Carlinville, IL 62626

Clinton County
County Clerk & Recorder
850 Fairfax Street PO Box 308
Carlyle, IL 62231

Madison County
157 North Main Street
P.O. Box 218
Edwardsville, IL 62025


Additionally, refer to the respective form for the method you will choose to register with.

Register by Print
Register by Pickup & Mail In
Register by Request & Mail In

Other places to register

  1. Department of Revenue/Division of Motor Vehicles Office
  2. Health and Social Services Office
  3. Public Library
  4. School or other tax-supported public agency that has a Deputy Registrar on-site.

What do you need to bring with to register to vote
To register to vote in person, you need to have (as many as applicable):

  1. Birth certificate
  2. Native American tribal document
  3. Other proof of United States citizenship
  4. Valid driver’s license or personal identification

Other forms of identification could be:

  1. Current photo ID
  2. Utility bill
  3. Bank statement
  4. Government check
  5. Paycheck with applicant name and address

Absentee Voter Eligibility
You are eligible to vote an Absentee Ballot if you can not be at your respective poll for the following reasons:

  1. Absence from the jurisdiction of the election authority which the voter is registered to vote
  2. Incapacity or confinement due to illness or physical disability
  3. Religious belief or practice
  4. Employment as an election authority, as a member of an election authority, or by an election authority at a location other than the voter’s regular polling place.
  5. Incarceration, provided all qualifications for voting are retained

How to Apply for an Absentee Ballot
A voter may apply for an absentee ballot in person, by mail, or by fax (314-622-3378).

When an Absentee can Vote
Absentee voting begins on the sixth Tuesday prior to each election and ends at 5:00 P.M. the day before the election. The last day to request an absentee ballot by mail, by fax or by a guardian or relative is 5:00 P.M. on the Wednesday before the election.

How to Apply for Military/Overseas Vote Ballots
If you are a registered voter and expect to be deployed or temporarily living outside the U.S. on election day and wish to vote an absentee ballot, contact your local election authority.

Helpful Resources for Voters

To check what location you vote at:

To check if your voter registration is still active:

Other resources: