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Absentee voting open for April 4 election, weekend times available


Boone County residents will have the chance to cast their absentee votes this weekend for the April 4. election. With 122,000 registered voters, Boone County is predicting a 20% overall voter turnout for the April 4. election.

Documents show the 2022 April election turnout was about 24%.

According to election information, the Boone County Government Center, at 801 E. Walnut Street, will be open Saturday, March 25. through Sunday, March 26. from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. for absentee voting.

For those that can't make it to the government center, you can also cast your absentee vote at Centralia Public Library Saturday or at Columbia Mall Sunday, as both locations will also be open from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.

The last weekend to vote at the Boone County Government Center will be April 1 from 9 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. or April 2. from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. You also cast your absentee on April 1. at the Southern Boone Public Library or Columbia/Boone County Health Department on April 2. from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. on both days.

According to election information, if you missed the weekend opportunities for absentee voting, the Boone County Government Center will also be open 8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. on weekdays until Monday, April 3.

As you head to the polls, do not to forget your photo I.D, which can be a Missouri driver's license, passport, or military I.D.

According to Boone County Clerk Brianna Lennon, about 530 voters have voted absentee in person so far.

For election day, Lennon says there are 44 polling locations, including three central polling locations where any registered Boone County voter can vote which is (Boone County Government Center, Friendship Baptist Church, and Woodcrest Chapel in Columbia.

One major item on the ballot this election is the 3% sales tax on adult-use marijuana, as several counties including Boone, Cole, and Callaway are making considerations.

The last day to vote absentee is April 3.

April 4th election information
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Joushua Blount hails from Cleveland, Ohio and has a bachelor’s degree in media communications from the University of Toledo. He also has a master’s degree from the University Of Alabama. Roll Tide!


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