….or more. Any evening this week from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., you could help out in St. Charles, but you’ll be multitasking.
One hand is going to be holding a clipboard for collecting signatures in the petition drive to get an amendment on the ballot mandating hand-counted paper ballots in Missouri instead of computerized voting.
Another hand will be giving folks information about the special election in St. Charles next Tuesday for the state senate. Republican Chuck Gross resigned from the senate. Ed Applebaum, the Democrat, is facing a well funded Republican named Tom Dempsey. Applebaum’s a good man and, by the by, could use your contribution.
The third hand will have voter registration cards.
No partisan rant will be required or even desired. You’ll just be urging people to vote in an election where single digit turnout is expected, helping them register if need be, and asking for a petition signature. That request for signatures will prove to be popular. When several volunteers for Show Me the Vote went signature collecting recently at the St. Charles Festival of Little Hills, they got a seventy percent positive response from people they approached for signatures. That’s as in 70% of the people were glad to sign. A lot of Missourians would be happy to see the last of those computers at the voting precinct.
The reason you might need more than three hands, by the way, is that petition signers have to sign on a sheet for the county they reside in. Just kidding about the hands. You won’t need extras, of course. Just put a sheet for each county on your clipboard.
Volunteering in St. Charles will enable you to kill three birds with one stone.
If you’re interested in helping, call Judith Conoyer (636-946-8425). And if you need a ride, call Pro-Vote.