Election Day Hub, Developments, Results: Wildwood and Eureka
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2 p.m.: Missouri's Speaker of the House of Representatives hails from Eureka, so Tim Jones, R-Eureka, just voted at the Eureka Community Center. He got moral support from his 7-year-old daughter, Katie, a Geggie Elementary student.
1:19 p.m.: Upon arriving, I came upon an issue regarding a voter without proper identification. Election workers told me his name was in the book, but he had not brought proper identification along with him. They could not allow him to vote. He was not a happy camper out in the parking lot.
10:25 a.m.: CiCi Perry, a Florissant resident who is working a Wildwood polling place, said she is really enthused about the crowd of voters. She said this is the second election she has worked, and was was assisting todaydue to the high need for help. "I just really enjoy this. But it's to bed as early as I can tonight after being up 17 straight hours and standing for 14 hours," she said. (She got up at 2:45 a.m.)
9:10 a.m.: Exclusive interview and photos of Wildwood resident Todd Akin and his wife, Lulli, at this morning's polling place hosted by StarBridge in Wildwood: U.S. Senate Hopeful Todd Akin Casts His Vote in Wildwood
8:05 a.m.: Because Rockwood School District has no school today, a group of kids and parents are going to have a "chocolate stand" from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. across from Fairway Elementary School in Wildwood, per an alert from Eureka-Wildwood Patch reader Becky Heiney. She said 100 percent of the proceeds will benefit the American Red Cross/Hurricane Sandy effort.
7:40 a.m.: Wildwood resident Christine Johnson said her approach to voting was to be "fast and efficient." She said she studied the issues and knew how she would vote ahead of time. She was most eager to get her "I voted" sticker.
6:56 a.m.: Wildwood voter Lora Hicks said she was glad to see so many people turnout, and that the homemade goodies at StarBridge were a nice touch, especially for early morning voters.
6:18 a.m.: The aforementioned machine accepting paper ballots is now fixed and voters are happy again.
UPDATE At 6:15 a.m., the election collection box for paper ballots already isn't working at StarBridge Christian Center in Wildwood. Election workers are seeking a technician and also are opening an emergency door to the machine. Voters with paper ballots in hand are about 12 deep right now, and said are anxious to submit their ballots so they can get to work.
"Nobody will ever deprive the American people of the right to vote except the American people themselves and the only way they could do this is by not voting." ~~Franklin D. Roosevelt
Polls are open Tuesday, Nov. 6, from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.
“There is no excuse for anybody not voting,” County Executive Charlie Dooley said Monday afternoon at the St. Louis County Board of Police Commissioners.
For last-minute assistance, contact:
For more information on the Nov. 6 election, visit the League’s website at www.lwvstl.org or call 314-961-6869. You also may visit the Missouri Secretary of State’s website at www.sos.mo.gov. The St. Louis city election board may be reached at http://www.stlelections.com/ or 314-622-4336. The St. Louis County election board may be reached at http://www.stlouisco.com/YourGovernment/Elections or at or 314-615-1800.
In addition to electing a U.S. president for the next four years, St. Louis County voters also will pick a U.S. senator. At the state level, voters will pick a governor, lieutenant governor, secretary of state, attorney general, state treasurer, along with state senators, representatives and judges.
Locally, State Representative candidate for District 110, Tim Jones, ran uncontested. He will serve a two-year term. Jones, R-Eureka, blogs for Eureka-Wildwood Patch. Click here to review some of his recent posts.
For a bird's eye-view look at election topics, check out the Patch Election Guide.
Still need to find your polling place? Check Your Voter Registration
Registered voters need to present one type of identification from this list:
- ID issued by the federal government, state of Missouri or a local election authority. This could include a drivers' license or passport.
- ID issued by a Missouri public or private institution of higher education, including a university, college, vocational or technical school.
- A copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, government check or other government document that contains the name and address of the voter.
- Driver's license or state identification card issued by another state.
Even if you do not have one of these types of identification, you may still cast a ballot if two supervising election judges—one from each major political party—attest they know you.
For the weather forecast: Weather Predictions for Nov. 6 Election Day
Patch editors will visit area polling places, talk to voters about what is important to them and to see if there's anything amiss at the polls. Help capture the following highlights for Eureka and Wildwood voters:
- What are the lines like at your polling place?
- What number were you in line?
- What kind of activity was there outside?
- What was important in determining your vote?
Does your family have a fun election day ritual, or a unique story of a first-time or long-time voter? Please email me at Julie.Patton@Patch.com
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