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Moniteau County Clerk Roberta Elliott was the speaker for the August Moniteau County Democrat Club meeting Thursday.

The topic of discussion for the meeting was voter registration. Elliott spoke to those present about some of the county's current efforts to encourage voter registration.

Elliott said for young voters, the county can help citizens of the county who are at least 17 1/2 years old to register in advance of a general election. She said in the youth demographic, the county also picks up 18-year-old registrations via the license office when individuals renew their licenses after turning 18.

Elliott also pointed to the Missouri Secretary of State website as a good resource for those interested in completing a voter registration.

Elliott said there are roughly 9,000 registered voters in Moniteau County. The biggest problem the county encounters when it comes to voter registration, she said, is addresses not being up to date in the county's records — because of this, Elliott said she encouraged voters to make sure their addresses were accurate in advance of elections.

In the county overall, Elliott noted Jamestown residents tend to have a good turnout for elections in particular.

Following Elliott's address, members of the Democrat Club participated in a discussion about encouraging voter registration in the county.

The club's next meeting will be Sept. 27.

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