With the 2018 election cycle shifting into full swing with the start of candidate filing, Gasconade County’s chief elections officer is purging the voter rolls.
The canvass of the voter registration roll — required every two years by state law — aims to ensure the integrity of the local elections process by identifying those voters who have moved into or out of Gasconade County.
As part of the process, every registered voter — more than 10,000 residents — have received or will receive a new Voter Identification Card.
County Clerk Lesa Lietzow reminds voters that if they move within the county, they need to notify her office to make an address change and receive a new Voter ID Card. If a resident plans to move to another county, he or she should contact the County Clerk’s Office to cancel the registration in this county.
Lietzow also notes that if a person has had a name change — such as in the case of a marriage — since begin registered to vote, that person should contact the County Clerk’s Office.
Meanwhile, the county clerk reminds voters of the state’s new voter ID las that will be in effect beginning with the April 3 elections.
Under the new law, a voter will need to show, in addition to the Voter ID Card, a photo ID to elections officials at his or her polling place. There are options regarding acceptable photo IDs — state driver’s license, a non-driver’s license, passport, military ID or a federal or state photo ID with a signature.
If you need help obtaining a photo ID, you may call the ShowIt@Vote hotline at 1-866-868-3245 or by email at ShowIt2Vote@sos.mo.gov.