Students Encouraged to Register to Vote

Students wanting to register to vote in Kirksville should contact the Adair County Clerk’s Office. Those who wish to register in person may do so by going to the clerk’s office at the courthouse in downtown Kirksville. They will need to provide their personal information including Social Security number, local address (including room number or apartment number) and license information. Students will receive a card from the clerk’s office with their voting location a few weeks after registering.
Those who are registered to vote in their hometown and would like to vote in their home district must request an absentee ballot from their hometown clerk’s office. The office will send out a ballot, which must be sent back to the hometown clerk as a notarized ballot. The Business Office in McClain Hall 105 can notarize ballots for students.
Students who are not sure where they are registered to vote can call the Adair County Clerk’s Office, which can look up all Missouri voters through a statewide registry.
Those who have moved since last voting need to update their address so the clerk’s office can let them know their new polling location. In order to change one’s address from one county to another, a new voter registration application will need to be completed before Oct. 12. To register to vote online, or to re-register, visit the Missouri Secretary of State’s website. The Rock the Vote website has answers to many frequently asked questions regarding voting specifics.
The clerk’s office is located downtown on the second floor of the courthouse. Hours are 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and it is closed for lunch from 12-1 p.m. The last day to register to vote in the Nov. 8 election is Oct. 12.
Anyone with questions about voter registration or where they are registered to vote can call Sandra Collop, county clerk, at 660.665.3350.

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