If you want to protect your job and your paycheck by signing the Citizens’ Referendum petition to stop the anti-worker so-called “right-to-work” law by postponing implementation and placing the measure on the ballot next year for a statewide vote, a key reminder: You must be a registered voter to sign the petition!
If you’re not registered to vote and you sign the petition, your signature will be rejected and it will not count.
To register to vote and get your family registered – this is especially important if you have children who are 18 and need to be able to sign the petition as well – you can do so in several ways.
If you’re not registered, or not sure if your registered, you can register or re-register online at sos.mo.gov/elections/goVoteMissouri/register.
It won’t hurt to re-register if you’re not sure. State law allows you to register to vote as often as you like.
You can also register at your county election authority or election board. To find your election board’s address go to sos.mo.gov/elections/goVoteMissouri/localelectionauthority.
In St. Louis County, the board has moved to the former Northwest Plaza shopping center at Lindbergh and St. Charles Rock Road. It is located on the south side of the building. Hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
St. Louis County registration forms can also be downloaded at stlouisco.com/elections.
You can also register at your local city hall or library.
If you have moved to an address within the same county since the last time you voted, you need to update your voter registration information, again so your signature will count. If you sign the petition using your new address and you are still registered under the old address, your signature will not count.
If you have moved to a new county, or you need to update your name, you must resubmit the Missouri Voter Registration Application (available at sos.mo.gov/votemissouri/request) to the office of your new election authority.
To find the office location, go to sos.mo.gov/elections/goVoteMissouri/localelectionauthority.