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Check your polling location before Missouri's primary election

Polling locations may have changed due to new Missouri congressional districts.

ST. LOUIS — The Missouri primary election is set for Tuesday, Aug. 2. 

The primary election has many candidates seeking their party's nomination for the November election. 

Polling locations are set to open up at 6 a.m. and close at 7 p.m. Those in line before 7 p.m. will be able to cast their vote. 

What to bring to the polls

Voters should bring any form of identification for this election.

A new law will be signed later this month that requires voters to have government-issued identification with a photo, such as a driver's license. This law does not go into effect until August 28.

St. Louis County

Some polling places in St. Louis County were closed following flooding.

The Charles Brown Community Center and the Heman Park Community Center were flooded out.

The Aerospace District Lodge was closed as a polling place due to a union strike.

The Cross Keys Middle School was not going to be a polling place for the primary election because of construction. The Wedgewood 6th Grade Center replaced this site.

St. Louis County voters could cast a ballot anywhere in the county.

St. Charles County

The St. Charles City-County Library, Kisker Road Branch, is closed due to flood damage. The polling location for Precinct 711 is relocated to Castilo Elementary School at 1020 Dingledine Road. 

City of St. Louis

The City of St. Louis St. Louis Board of Election Commissioners said multiple polling locations were changed. Call 314-622-4336 or check their website to find your polling place.

Many districts have changed since the last election. New districts were passed and accepted in May following the Census. 

This may have changed what district you are in, who you are voting for and where you may go to cast your ballot.

Many communities were affected by these changes including the newly drawn 3rd Congressional District encompassing many major cities including Jefferson City, Union and parts of St. Charles. 

Columbia, Missouri, which is home to the University of Missouri, has a dividing line within the city. One in the 3rd district, another in the 4th.

Missouri's Voter Outreach Center does have a website set up for people to check their polling location. The website also includes where you can view candidates and issues on the ballot for the election. You can find your location here. 

Missouri's Voter Outreach Center notes if you happen to go to the wrong location, the location will make every effort to get you to the right place or get you to a provisional ballot. 

The organization also has a section set up to check who to contact with questions or concerns for their local election authority on their website. 

5 On Your Side has created a Missouri Voter Guide to help understand all the candidates in the new districts and issues. You can find the voter guide here. 

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