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City Clerk reminds citizens to get registered to vote for upcoming municipal election

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JOPLIN, MISSOURI -

It’s time to begin thinking of the upcoming municipal elections, set for Tuesday, April 5, 2016.  The final day to register to vote in the April 5, 2016 election is Wednesday, March 9, 2016.  Citizens must be 17 ½ years of age to register, and 18 years of age to vote; a U.S. Citizen and a Missouri resident.

“I encourage residents who have not yet registered, to please do this in order to let their voice be heard in the election,” said City Clerk Barbara Hogelin. “It’s easy and residents can do this at the County Clerk’s office in the Jasper County Courts building at 601 South Pearl. Their office is located on the second floor of the building.”

Additionally, those residents residing in Newton County can go to the Newton County Clerk’s office in Neosho to get registered.

In order to register to vote, Missourians must submit a completed voter registration application to their local election authority. This can be done in person or by mail.

Hogelin also reminds voters that voting precincts will be identified with signs stating “Vote Here” to designate the polling place for voting on April 5. A list of the precincts for the City of Joplin are listed below. For more information about voting, visit the Vote Missouri site at https://s1.sos.mo.gov/elections/goVoteMissouri/default .

PRECINCTS – April 5, 2016         

The voting places for the election shall be established by the Jasper and Newton County Clerks and are:

  • Precinct No. 1              Dr. Donald E. Clark Public Safety & Justice Center, 303 E 3rd St., Lobby
  • Precinct No. 2              Royal Heights United Methodist Church, 1612 Euclid
  • Precinct No. 3              Royal Heights United Methodist Church, 1612 Euclid
  • Precinct No. 4              Missouri Southern State University, Justice Center
  • Precinct No. 5              First Community Church, 15th & Murphy Blvd, East entrance
  • Precinct No. 7              First Community Church, 15th & Murphy Blvd, East entrance                       
  • Precinct No. 8              Dr. Donald E. Clark Public Safety & Justice Center, 303 E 3rd St., Lobby
  • Precinct No. 10            Joplin Association for the Blind, 311 Schifferdecker, Joplin
  • Precinct No. 11            Joplin Association for the Blind, 311 Schifferdecker, Joplin
  • Precinct No. 12            First United Methodist Church, 501 W 4th, (Byers St. entrance)
  • Precinct No. 13            Joplin Housing Authority, 1834 West 24th Street
  • Precinct No. 14            First United Methodist Church, 501 W 4th, (Byers St. entrance)
  • Precinct No. 15            St. Paul’s Methodist Church, 2423 W. 26th Street
  • Precinct No. 16            Senior Center, 22nd & Jackson
  • Precinct No. 18            Senior Center, 22nd & Jackson
  • Precinct No. 21*          Fairview Baptist Church, 4300 Joplin Street
  • Precinct No. 22            Byers Avenue Methodist Church, 1730 S. Byers
  • Precinct No. 23            Villa Heights Christian Church, 7th & Ozark, Joplin
  • Precinct No. 24            Byers Avenue Methodist Church, 1730 S. Byers
  • Precinct No. 25            Fellowship Baptist Church, 2827 E. 32nd St.
  • Precinct No. 26            Fellowship Baptist Church, 2827 E. 32nd St

  • Precinct No. 27*          Calvary Baptist Church, 600 E. 50th Street
  • Staples East*                Christian Park Plaza Church, 3220 Indiana     
  • Diamond Pct.*             Diamond Memorial Hall
  • Thurman Pct.*             Saginaw Baptist Church.
  • Staples West*              Missouri National Armory Guard, 2000 W. 32nd Street

*Newton County Precincts

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