This guide will help you find credible information on candidates, political parties, and campaign issues for the 2020 elections, including voter registration.
NOTE: There is a difference between Absentee and Mail-in. Absentee ballots require an excuse. Some types require notarization. Mail-in ballots are an option for all registered Missouri voters for this election. The envelope must be notarized before mailing.
The Board of Election Commissioners for the City of St. Louis (the “BEC”) will offer off-site absentee voting at four St. Louis Public Library locations starting on Monday, October 12, 2020, and continuing until Monday, November 2, the day before the General Election on November 3. Absentee voting will be available for those individuals who meet the qualification requirements set forth in RSMO Sec. 115.277.1 [revisor.mo.gov] from 11:00 A.M. until 5:00 P.M. Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday, as well as from 1:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. Wednesday and Thursday, at the following locations:
Voters who want to vote an absentee ballot at these locations will only be able to vote on a touch screen machine. Voters who want to cast a paper ballot will have to do so at the BEC’s office at 300 N. Tucker Blvd.
Absentee voting will begin on Tuesday, September 22, at the BEC’s office which will be open from 8:00 A.M. until 5:00 P.M., Monday through Friday, as well as on Saturday, October 24, and Saturday, October 31, from 9:00 A.M. until 1:00 P.M. The last day that a voter can request an absentee ballot by mail is Wednesday, October 21. The last day that a voter can vote an absentee ballot in person is Monday, November 2.
A sample ballot for the November 3, 2020 General Election, as well as a variety of other useful information, is available on the BEC’s website at www.stlelections.com. Due to the length of the ballot, voters are encouraged to print a copy of the sample ballot, mark it, and bring it with them when they go to cast their ballot.
The St. Louis Public Library also offers a variety of voter services at all locations. For more information, visit the Library’s website at www.slpl.org [www.slpl.org]
The right of each voter to cast his or her ballot free from intimidation or coercion is a foundational principle of a free and democratic society. Federal law prohibits voter intimidation.
Source: Fact Sheet: Protecting Against Voter Intimidation, Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection, Georgetown University Law Center, .
First, document what you see:
➢ What are the armed people doing?
➢ What are the armed people wearing?
➢ Are they carrying firearms? If so, what type? If not, are they carrying other types of weapons?
➢ Are they wearing insignia? If so, what does it say or look like?
➢ Are they bearing signs or flags?
➢ Do they seem to be patrolling like a law enforcement officer might do?
➢ Do they seem to be coordinating their actions?
➢ Do they have a leader?
➢ Are they stopping or talking to people outside of their group?
➢ Do they appear to be provoking or threatening violence? If so, what are they doing specifically?
➢ Are people turning away from the polling station after seeing or speaking with them?
Second, call Election Protection at 866-OUR-VOTE (866-687-8683) to report what you see.
Assistance in also available in Spanish at 888-VE-Y-VOTA (888- 839-8682), in Arabic at 844- YALLA-US (844-915-5187), and Asian languages at 888-API-VOTE (1-888-174-8683). A video call number for American Sign Language is available at 301-818-VOTE (301-818-8683).
Source: Fact Sheet: Unlawful Militias in Missouri, Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection, Georgetown University Law Center, .
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