Today is the day. Municipal elections will take place today in O'Fallon and all over St. Charles County. Several cities, including O'Fallon and Lake Saint Louis, will chose a mayor. City councils, school boards, and fire and ambulance districts will also be electing new members.
Polling places around the city will open bright and early at 6 a.m. for a day full of voting in the election.
Here are some things you should probably know before you hit the polls.
- The polls are open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Before work, after work, during work—it doesn't matter. The polls are open most of the day so you'll have plenty of time to vote.
- Polling places are everywhere. Last week a voter registration card should have arrived in the mail telling you where to vote. But really, who holds on to those things? If you're not sure where to vote, check out the polling place locator.
- As a voter, you have rights. It's true. Check out the Voter's Bill of Rights to learn what rights you have.
- Know what you're voting on. The St. Charles County Election Authority has a document listing all the races and initiatives. Check it out before you go in so you can do some last-minute research.
- Know how to use voting equipment. The St. Charles County Election Authority has tutorials available about the types of voting equipment in use.
- Speaking of last-minute research: Browse our election guide.
Check back later for live election results.