St. Louis rolls out vote centers ahead of Sept. 13 primary election

City also piloting five no-excuse absentee voting locations

St. Louisans voting in the special Sept. 13 primary election have the option to vote at one of 15 vote centers in the city regardless of what precinct they’ve been registered in the past.

Voters will be deciding on a candidate to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Lewis Reed as president of the Board of Aldermen. Alderwoman Megan Green and Alderman John “Jack” Coatar are both running for the seat.

These locations will be the ONLY polling places on Election Day for the Sept. 13 primary election:

  • Lexington School (5030 Lexington Ave.)
  • Nance Elementary School (8959 Riverview Blvd.)
  • Herbert Hoover Boys and Girls Club (2901 N. Grand Ave.)
  • Missouri School for the Blind (3867 Magnolia Ave.)
  • Salvation Army Temple Corps located (2740 Arsenal St.)
  • Betty Wheeler Classical Junior Academy (5031 Potomac)
  • Carondelet Library located (6800 Michigan Ave.)
  • Woodward School (725 Bellerive Blvd.)
  • Buder Library (4401 Hampton Ave.)
  • Schlafly Library (225 N. Euclid)
  • Metro Academic (4015 McPherson Ave.)
  • Froebel School (3709 Nebraska Ave.)
  • Friendly Temple MB Church (5544 Martin Luther King Drive)
  • Walnut Park Library (5760 W. Florissant Ave.)
  • Julia Davis Library (4415 Natural Bridge Ave.)

A new Missouri law allows voters to vote absentee without an excuse for two weeks up to election day. To provide that opportunity, the St. Louis Board of Election Commissioners has rolled out five no-excuse absentee voting locations that will be open through Sept. 12. They include:

  • St. Louis City Election Board (300 N. Tucker Blvd.)
  • Buder Library (4401 Hampton Ave.)
  • Carondelet Library (6800 Michigan Ave.)
  • Julia Davis Library (4415 Natural Bridge Ave.)
  • Walnut Park Library (5760 West Florissant Ave.)

Absentee voting began at the centers on Aug. 30. The St. Louis City Election Board is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. It will be open on Saturday, Sept. 10 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Voting will take place at the libraries on Monday between noon and 4 p.m., Thursday and Friday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 1 to 5 p.m.

The new law also requires voters to show a government-issued photo ID to cast a vote. Acceptable forms of identification include:

  • A non-expired Missouri driver or non-driver license;
  • A non-expired military ID, including a veteran’s ID card;
  • A non-expired United States passport or other photo ID issued by the United States or the state of Missouri.

People who are registered to vote but do not have any of these forms of identification, may cast a provisional ballot.

The provisional ballot will count if the voter returns to the polling place on Election Day with a photo ID or if the signature on your provisional ballot envelope is determined by the local election authority to match the signature on your voter registration record.

The Missouri Department of Revenue provides one nondriver license at no charge to Missourians who wish to obtain a photo ID for voting purposes.

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