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Oregon County residents receive new voter registration cards

Thursday, March 30, 2006

OREGON COUNTY -- Oregon County Clerk Gary Hensley and Deputy Clerks Kim Hollis and Jerri Rackley have been busy the last few weeks getting voter registration cards in the mail.

Hensley said his office will mail approximately 7,000 cards to registered voters in the county. He said if all the information on the cards is correct the cards should be used as identification on election day.

"If corrections need to be made on the card such as an address charge or a name change, the reverse side of the card should be filled out and returned to our office," Hensley said. He said if corrections need to be made, his office will make them and return them to the registered voter by mail.

The clerk's office is also mailing out verification notices. "Some residents make an application to vote at other places besides the County Clerk's Office," Hensley said.

Applications to vote can be made by mail or at Family Services or the Oregon County Health Department. "When county residents make an application to vote at some place other than our office it is then up to us to locate the proper precinct for them to vote at," the county clerk said.

He said these people will not receive a voter identification card and it is important for them to take identification to the polls. "After they have voted for the first time they will then receive their voter registration card," he said.

Hensley said all voters should get in the practice of bringing some type of identification to the polls with them, such as a driver's license, because poll workers may ask for them.

He said anyone with any questions about the voter identification cards or the verification notices should contact his office at 417-778-7475.

The first election of 2006 will be the Spring School Board and Municipal Election April 4.

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