Voting polls open Tuesday

2 years 3 months 4 weeks ago August 05, 2014 Aug 5, 2014 Tuesday, August 05 2014 Tuesday, August 05, 2014 7:10:00 AM CDT in News
By: Shannon O'Brien, KOMU 8 Reporter

COLUMBIA - Missourians started voting Tuesday morning at 6 a.m. on five possible amendments to Missouri's constitution. They could also vote on candidate nominations.

Voting polls are scheduled to close at 7 p.m.

Before heading to the polls voters need to bring a form of identification. 

Acceptable forms of identification include the following: 

  • Identification card issued by a state agency. For example, a university employee ID, state employee ID, WIC card, non-driver's ID issued by the Dept. of Revenue, or birth certificate
  • Identification card issued by a Missouri institution of higher education, including a university, college, or vocational and technical school
  • Passport, Social Security card, Medicaid or Medicare card or any identification issued by the federal government
  • A copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck or other government document that contains your name and address

Make sure the address on your voter registration is up-to-date, ensuring you are directed to the correct polling location. If your address is not correct on Tuesday, you can call (573) 886-4375.

The five amendments on the ballot include:

  • Amendment 1 - The Right to Farm
  • Amendment 5 - The Right to Bear Arms
  • Amendment 7 - Transportation Sales Tax
  • Amendment 8 - Veteran's Lottery Ticket
  • Amendment 9 - Online Information Protection

Among candidates in the primary races is the nomination for the 4th U.S. Congressional District. The current representative is Vicky Hartlzer with challenger John Webb.

Many state congressional nominations are on the ballot as well. 

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