The Training Department

The Training Department primarily works on training Election Judges and Office Staff on Election related laws, Election Day procedures and other related information. 

We hold classes typically 8 weeks out from an Election and depending on the volume of workers, we hold day classes, evening classes and Saturday classes each week.

If you are an Election Judge, remember to come to the Training Entrance address which is 745 Northwest Plaza Dr. 

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the Training Department, please call Assistant Director Daryl Brown at 314-615-1820

If you are interested in becoming an Election Judge, please click here for more information or call our Election Judge Coordinators at 314-615-1865. 

Below, you can find simulations and other information on St. Louis County's dual-voting system. The County employs both a touch-screen option and a paper ballot option for the convenience of our Voters. If you are interested in learning how to use either system, check the helpful links below! 

St. Louis County's Voting System

Simple, accurate, and secure touch screen voting with the ES&S iVotronic and optical scan voting with the ES&S Model 100.

    Touch Screen Voting

Optical Scan Voting

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spacer image How to Vote on a Touchscreen        How to vote on optical scan
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Meet the PollPad

Poll Pad Image   The Poll Pad

Last year, the BOE updated our Voter Check-In System. Gone are the days of lining up in alphabetical order and flipping through bulky binders to find your name. All registered voters included in any given Election are uploaded to the new PollPad to streamline the check-in process. 

The PollPads will allow our Election Judges to very quickly and efficiently determine if a voter is registered, eligible to vote and voting at the correct polling location. Since the introduction of the PollPad, wait times at polling locations have gone down significantly. 

Additionally, the PollPads are now connected to the Command Center at our office via Wi-Fi. The BOE is now able to see how many voters have checked in at each polling location to stay updated on turnout throughout the day, whether or not PollPads are being properly charged and we are now able to communicate through messages on each PollPad.

As a reminder, the Voter CHECK-IN System is connected to Wi-Fi, not the actual VOTING systems (i.e. the Touch Screen or Paper Ballot machine above). The check-in system just tells us who has signed their name to vote that day, not how they actually voted. As a general rule, remember that the machines that actually record your votes have never been, are not and will never be connected to the Internet. 

Voter Identification

The St. Louis County Election Board requires all voters to show some form of identification in order to vote. A government issued photo I.D. is the preferred form of identification because it can be scanned, allowing the lines to move quickly. If you forget your ID, or simply do not have a government issued photo I.D., YOU CAN STILL VOTE! However, you will need to either present some other approved form of identification or fill out a provisional ballot and sign a statement confirming your identity. 

In general, there are 3 options for showing ID in order to vote:

Option 1: A Government Issued Photo ID. 
Provide a government issued photo ID (e.g. CURRENT Missouri Driver or Non-Driver License, Military ID, US Passport), you can show it to the Poll Worker at your polling place who will process you normally. 

Option 2: Secondary form of ID
Provide a secondary form of identification (Voter Registration Card, ID from a MO University or College, Utility Bill, Bank Statement, Government Check, Government document showing your name and address) and sign a statement confirming your identity.

Option 3: No ID
If you have neither of the above IDs, but are a registered voter, you will cast a provisional ballot. Your vote will only be counted if the signature on the ballot matches the signature we have on the Voter Registration file. 

More information about the Voter ID law can be found at the Missouri Secretary of State's website

If you have any questions, please contact the St. Louis County Election Board at 314-615-1800. 

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Voter Registration
You must be registered to vote. Need to know how? Find out here.

Your Rights
The Help America Vote Act (HAVA) is federal legislation designed to update the voting process in the United States. Learn more about your rights as a voter.

Voting is a fundamental right of everyone. If you are a person with a disability or a caregiver to a disabled person you are eligible to complete our permanent disabled and caregiver application. This application ensures that you are automatically mailed an absentee application for each election in which you are eligible to vote.
click this link
to obtain the application.