Often, I ask friends, relatives and even total strangers if they are registered to vote. If the answer is no, I try to steer them to the nearest place to get registered.
Now, the task is two-fold, because for the first time this November, Missouri voters must have a VALID photo ID card. Many people I know are having a difficult time getting the paperwork together to renew their driver's license.
Every candidate's web site should have Voter Registration and Voter ID information.
Nancy Hagan has a great page on Voter Registration. In Greene County, all branches of the Springfield-Greene County Library have voter registration forms.
For Voter ID requirements scan this page on the Secretary of State's website. In order to get your ID you will need social security card, birth certificate and marriage license or supporting evidence if you have had a name change. These must be official documents, copies will not do. All branches of the Friends of Matt Blunt Revenue Department should have this information, and help with problems you encounter.
It remains to be seen what effect this will have on the November election, but it has the potential to prevent many of the chronically disorganized from voting.
Please ask the people close to you if they will be eligible to vote and help them through this process should they need assistance. Time is of the essence.
Thank You In Advance,