Residents urged to check polling locations before primary

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by KMOV.com Staff

KMOV.com

Posted on March 4, 2013 at 10:03 PM

Updated Monday, Mar 4 at 11:39 PM

(KMOV.com) -- Most voters casting their ballots in Tuesday’s mayoral primary in St. Louis have already decided which candidate they’ll support.

Before they cast their ballots, however, residents will need to check their polling places as many of them have changed.

Director of the St. Louis Board of Elections Mary Wheeler-Jones said about six polling sites have closed since the November election.

Wheeler-Jones says if voters show up at the wrong site, they will simply be re-directed to the correct location.

“Somebody might have gotten there at 5:30 but voting starts at 6,” she said. :There have been cases I guess in the presidential, where a couple of polling places say they couldn’t find the rosters. We sent people there. We found the rosters. They were just overwhelmed, and just got excited and couldn’t find things that were there.”

Officials expect around 20-25 percent turnout Tuesday, which would be slightly higher than usual.

Polls open at 6 a.m., and close at 7 p.m.. For information on the races and voting locations click here. 

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