BENTON - Registered voters in Scott County will receive new identification cards in the next few days.
Approximately 25,600 blue cards will be mailed to the address listed on the registration books. According to state statutes, each local election authority must send every active registered voter a voter ID card by nonforwardable mail at least every two years. If the address is wrong, then the card will be returned to the county clerk's office.
"We will check the card to see if the postmaster put a new address label on it, if they did, then we will send a new card to that address. If there is no additional information given, then we will assume that you don't live at that address," said County Clerk Rita Milam.
Scott County voters who don't receive a blue card in the next week or so, should call the county clerk's office at 545-3549 or 471-9447. This will be the official voter registration card.
"Check the information printed on the card very carefully. If the information is correct, then tear it off and put it in your wallet. If something is not correct, please write the correct information on the back of the card and mail it back to me," Milam said.