ST. LOUIS (KMOX) –  The Board of Election Commissioners hosted a day-long election fair at St. Louis City Hall Tuesday, calling it a first-of-its-kind event.

Not just a first for St. Louis, but quite possibly for the entire country.

“I had my office do some research,” Democratic director for the Board of Elections Mary Wheeler-Jones explained to KMOX News. “They said no one has done this across the nation to do an election fair.”

She said what differentiates this from a typical registration drive is the assemblage they brought together under one roof at the same time.

On hand were members of the Missouri Ethics Commission, the Missouri Secretary of State’s office, Paraquad and of course the city’s Board of Election Commissioners.

The idea, according to Wheeler-Jones, was to allow voters to register to vote, update their name or address information, learn more about the races they’ll be voting on this year, even get more familiar with the voting machines themselves.

Those who missed out on Tuesday’s session at City Hall can attend a similar event next week in the Performing Arts Center at Harris-Stowe State University, from 10 am to 2 pm.

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