St. Louis Board of Election Commissioners Announces Vote Centers for September 13 Special Municipal Primary Election, Reminds City Residents  about New State Voting Laws

Learn about the Pilot 15 Vote Centers and the 5 no-excuse absentee voting locations running from August
30 through September 12, 2022

August 29, 2022 | 2 min reading time

Ahead of the Tuesday, September 13th Special Primary Municipal Election to fill the President of the Board of Alderman vacancy, the St. Louis Board of Election Commissioners is outlining its plan to pilot 15 Vote Centers for residents as well as 5 no-excuse absentee voting locations running from August 30 through September 12. The Board is also reminding residents about new voter ID requirements enacted by the State of Missouri.

The Board is piloting Election Day Vote Centers, at which any city voter can cast a ballot regardless of their registered precinct. These locations will be the ONLY polling places on Election Day for the September 13 Special Primary:

  • 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 ML King Dr)
  • Walnut Park Library (5760 W. Florissant)
  • Julia Davis Library (4415 Natural Bridge)

In Missouri, voters can now vote absentee without an excuse. For the September 13 Special Primary Municipal Election, eligible voters will be able to cast an in-person “no excuse” absentee ballot at the Board of Elections and four libraries across the City:

  • 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)

Hours for the St. Louis City Election Board are Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm; on Saturday September 10th , absentee voting will be open between 9 am and 1 pm. At all of the above library Absentee Centers voting will take place on Monday between 12 pm and 4 pm, 11 am to 5 pm Tuesday through Friday and between 1 pm and 5pm on Saturdays. All locations will be closed Labor Day, September 5.

Whether the voter utilizes one of the No-Excuse Vote Centers or one of the Vote Centers on Election Day, voters will have an opportunity to approve of either, both, or none of the two candidates on the ballot. Those two candidates will then both be on the ballot in the subsequent November 8, 2022 Special General Municipal Election.

The September 13, 2022, Special Primary Municipal Election will be the first in which the State of Missouri’s new voter ID law is in effect. For a list of acceptable forms of voter ID, visit the Secretary of State’s website. Free photo IDs for voting are available from the Missouri Department of Revenue.

If a voter does NOT have a State of Missouri or federally issued photo ID, the voter can still vote at the voter’s polling place by casting a provisional ballot. After Election Day, a bipartisan team of election judges will compare the signature on the voter’s provisional ballot envelope to their voter registration signature on file at the Election Board. If the signature matches, their vote will count.

For more information on voting and upcoming elections, visit the Board of Election Commissioners webpage.

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