Updated: Nov. 6 at 1:40 p.m.
A busy day for folks at the polls so far! With voting time just more than halfway over, there's still time to cast your ballot. Check your polling place here.
Take a glimpse at some of the scenes at the polls St. Louis-wide and tell Patch how long you had to wait in line to vote. Remember to share your Election Day photos and snippets with Patch on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, in the comments of this story, or through email to email@example.com!
On Facebook, Jennifer Starkey said, "At 8 a.m. the lines at the First UMC on Bompart were about 30 minutes long. Not too bad!"
Meg Donovan shared on Patch: "I voted at Bristol @ 6:00 AM. I was out of there @ 7:00. I would have been out sooner if I had elected to go with a paper ballot but I went electronic. There were 4 paper voting booths & 3 electronic. Remember, no phones in the voting area. Outside is okay though." Amy Garrett Miller shared on Facebook she also voted at Bristol.
In response to Donovan's post, Tim Mann posted on Facebook, "No phones in the voting area? I hope you mean no talking on phones." Did you have any issues with electronics in the polling area? Kim Wolterman (@compostqueen) shared on Twitter: "Pretty sure my constitutional rights were violated. Told me I couldn't use my iPad even to read."
Welcome to your home for local November 2012 election news for Webster Groves!
Patch will be visiting area polling places, talking to voters and checking to see if there's anything amiss at the polls. Editors throughout St. Louis will be meeting up with many of the candidates on the ballot to get their last-minute impressions of things.
But the most important part of this story is YOU. All day Nov. 6, we want to know: What were lines like at your polling place? What number were you in line? What kind of activity was there outside? What was important in determining your vote? Does your family have a fun election day ritual, or a unique story of a first-time or long-time voter? Let me know: Bryanna.Hampton@patch.com
In the evening, we'll be at various campaign watch parties as the results come in and the reaction flows in. Up-to-the-minute numbers will automatically be updated in the chart above. Check back with Webster Groves Patch for constant updates as they become available.
You'll have plenty of opportunities to comment on Patch stories. You can load your election day photo in our Pics & Clips Gallery. Tweet us a photo or thoughts @WebsterGPatch or talk to us on Facebook/WebsterGrovesPatch. You can also follow us on Instagram at ballwinellisvillepatch.
Preparing for Election Day
Where to Vote
Where Do I Vote in Webster Groves? - Missouri assigns each residence its own place to vote. Locate your polling place in this article and find it on our interactive map.
Registered voters need to present one type of identification from this list:
- ID issued by the federal government, state of Missouri or a local election authority. This could include a driver's license or passport.
- ID issued by a Missouri public or private institution of higher education, including a university, college, vocational or technical school.
- A copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, government check or other government document that contains the name and address of the voter.
- Driver's license or state identification card issued by another state.
Even if you do not have one of these types of identification, you may still cast a ballot if two supervising election judges—one from each major political party—attest they know you.
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We'll be monitoring national and statewide races—including the presidential election—in a seperate article. (Don't worry, we'll post it here ASAP.)