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The St. Louis County Director of elections want voters to do their homework.

Date: October 28, 2008
By: Jon Cecero
State Capitol Bureau

Intro: St. Louis County Director of elections said Missouri voters need to do more than just show up to their voting precinct.

Jon Cecero (SIS-er-oh) has more from Jefferson City.

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Missouri voters should be prepared for a long wait in the polls this year.

According to the Secretary of State's office there are 4.2 million registered voters which could make voting lines very long this year. 

St. Louis County Director of Elections Joseph Donahue said if voters do their homework before coming to the polls it could expedite the wait.

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Description: "Hopefully, they will read that prior to going to the polls to vote and be prepared to vote and not wait to the last minute to read the propositions and the county amendments." 
Donahue said voters can look up their correct polling location and sample ballot on line.
 
Reporting from the State Capitol, I'm Jon Cecero.
 
 
 
Intro: This year's election promises to bring in a record number of Missouri voters which may make lines in polling locations much longer.

Jon Cecero (SIS-er-oh) has more from Jefferson City.

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According to the Missouri Secretary of State's office there are over 340 thousand first time voters in this year's election.

Long waits at polling locations are a growing concern due to the increase in voter sign-ups.

St. Louis County Director of Elections Joseph Donahue said his poll workers will try to meet all the demands of the voting process.

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Description: "Poll judges inside the polls and our supervisors and assistant supervisors are prepared to speed along the lines do all that is necessary work that is required of them to move the voters through the voting process."

Secretary of State Robin Carnahan estimates 76 percent of registered voters, more than 3.2 million, will make their voice heard on election day.

Reporting from the State Capitol, I'm Jon Cecero.


Intro: As the election draws closer Missouri Secretary of State Robin Carnahan has made efforts to ensure voters have their voice heard.

Jon Cecero (SIS-er-o) has more from Jefferson City.

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According to the Secretary of State Robin Carnahan Missouri is ready for the high volume of voters this year.
 
Even though Carnahan is confident there are still concerns to address.
 
She is worried that longer lines in polling places will be a reality this year. 
 
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Description: "I do think getting rid of straight ticket voting will create longer lines on election day...."


To help speed up the voting process voters should come to polling locations well prepared and arrive early to help move the voting process along.
 
Reporting from the State Capitol, I'm Jon Cecero.
 



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