Satellite voting is open in St. Louis County through Monday ahead of Nov. 3 election

Students+at+Oakville+Elementary+participate+in+%27Kids+Voting%27+for+the+November+2018+election.+

Students at Oakville Elementary participate in ‘Kids Voting’ for the November 2018 election.

The November general election is five days away, and it’s important for voters who still need to cast their vote to understand their options for voting prior to or on Election Day. The St. Louis County Board of Elections has taken extra precautions to keep all polls safe due to the COVID-19 pandemic, election officials said in a news release Friday.

Registered voters of St. Louis County who wish to vote Absentee In-Person can do so at the Board of Elections office or any satellite location in the county. All locations will operate from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday until Oct. 30. In addition, extended hours are available from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 31 and from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 2.

In advance of voting, check out The Call’s South County Election Guide to prepare for what will be on your ballot.

Notarization is required for all but two of the reasons for voting absentee and notaries are available at each of the locations.

Satellite voting is open at the following locations:

South County Government Center, Keller Plaza – 4544 Lemay Ferry Road, St Louis, MO 63129

• St. Louis County Library, Mid County Branch – 7821 Maryland Avenue, Clayton, MO 63105

• North County Recreation Complex – 2577 Redman Road, St. Louis, MO 63136

• West County Government Center – 82 Clarkson Wilson Centre, Chesterfield, MO 63017

Voters who either don’t meet one of the seven reasons for voting absentee or wish to vote in person at a polling place on Nov. 3 can vote at any polling place in the county between 6 a.m. and 7 p.m.

Social distancing markers will be placed on the ground at each poll, each voter will receive their own stylus pen to use for completing information on the poll pad and their ballot and polls will be regularly cleaned and sanitized. All voters will be required to wear masks at the polling places and masks will be provided to anyone who doesn’t have one.

The Board of Elections staff developed a waiting times app for both types of voters to use prior to and on Election Day.

The app will allow voters to look up the current number of people in line at the Board of Elections office, satellite sites and polling places. The app can be found at https://arch.is/1OiuzT and was developed as a service to voters so that they can find a polling place with a shorter line if the need arises.

Voters may see challengers at the polls on Election Day, the election board warns. The chairperson of each political party named on the ballot may appoint a challenger for each polling place. Each challenger must present a certification to the election judges signed by the chairperson of their respective political party and the St. Louis County Board of Elections. Any concerns or questions the challenger may have should be directed to the supervisory election judges, not the voter directly, who may then relay that concern to the Election Board.