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Registering to Vote
If you would like to register to vote in Carroll County, you may do so by completing the Missouri Voter Registration Application
 
You may register in person, or get a mail-in application at the Carroll County Clerk’s Office.

To be eligible to register to vote you must:
  • Be a U.S. Citizen
  • Be a Missouri resident
  • Be at least 17 ½ years of age (must be 18 to vote)
  • Not be adjudged incapacitated by a court of law
  • Not be confined under a sentence of imprisonment
  • Not be on probation or parole after conviction of a felony, until finally discharged
  • Not have been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor connected with the right of suffrage
 
The Voting Process
Every voter has a right to participate in the voting process. . .
 
As a registered Missouri Voter, you have a right to:

  • Cast your ballot free from interference in a private and secret manner unless assistance is requested;
  • View written instructions on how to obtain a ballot for voting, how to vote and prepare the ballot for deposit in the ballot box;
  • Ask for and receive further instructions from election judges concerning the manner of voting;
  • View a sample ballot in the polling place before voting;
  • Polls open at 6:00 A.M. and close at 7:00 P.M. on Election Day
  • Cast a vote if you are in line before the polls are closed at 7:00 P.M.
  • Ask to have the election judges or person of your choice assist you in voting if you cannot read, are blind, or have any other physical disability and cannot vote your ballot; request curbside voting for a more accessible polling location if needed;
  • Receive another ballot if your ballot is accidentally spoiled or you make an error;
  • Vote on statewide candidates and issues and federal candidates by provisional ballot if the election judges or the election authority cannot determine your registration status;
  • Vote by absentee ballot when permitted by law;
  • File a grievance with the Secretary of State’s Office if your rights under the Help America Vote Act, Title III, have been violated.
  • The unofficial results for the election are posted on the website after 7:00 P.M. on Election Night. The Official Results cannot be posted until a Certification Team has verified the count to be correct. This is usually available the following Tuesday after the election due to some possible Military Ballots coming in after the election.
Absentee Voting
You may vote an absentee ballot by mail or in person at the Carroll County Clerk’s Office starting six weeks before Election Day if one of the following applies:

  • Absent on Election Day from the jurisdiction in which you are registered;
  • Incapacity or confinement due to illness or physical disability, including a person who is primarily responsible for the physical care of a person who is incapacitated or confined due to illness or disability;
  • Religious belief or practice;
  • Employment as an election judge;
  • Incarceration provided all qualifications for voting are retained
Vote an absentee ballot in person
Absentee ballots may be cast beginning 6 weeks prior to the election date. The deadline for absentee voting in the County Clerk’s Office is 5:00 P.M. on the day before the election. We are open at the Carroll County Courthouse Monday – Friday 8:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. including through the lunch time for absentee voting and the Saturday before the election from 8:30 A.M. until 12:30 P.M.

Applying for an absentee ballot by mail
You will need to request a ballot in writing, and must reapply for a new ballot before each election. If you have registered to vote by mail, proof of identification is required before an absentee ballot may be mailed to you. You can include a copy of your Driver’s License, Military ID or Passport of other ID as long as it includes a photo and a signature and this will meet the proof of identification requirement.

Absentee Ballots include a postage-paid envelope. A ballot may also be hand carried into the County Clerk’s Office until 7:00 P.M. on Election Day. Either the voter, or a relative with the second degree (parent, spouse, child, grandparent, grandchild, brother, sister, mother-in-law, father-in-law, sister-in-law, brother in-law) may return the ballot.

  • Absentee Ballots requested by persons unable to vote at the polls due to absence from the county on Election Day are required to be notarized.
  • Absentee Ballots requested by persons being prevented to vote at the polls due to illness or disability are not required to be notarized.
  • By state statute no one can be charged a fee for having a ballot notarized (RSMo 115.283)
Written request for an Absentee Ballot must be received in the County Clerk’s Office no later than 5:00 P.M. the Wednesday before any election. You may download an application (HERE). After completing the application, return it to the County Clerk’s Office by mail or fax it to 660-542-0621.

Permanently Disabled
You and your caregiver can request to be put on a list to receive your ballots by mail. You may call our office to receive an application, which you will need to complete and return to our office. You will be placed on a list and will automatically be sent an Absentee Ballot Application before each election in which you are entitled to vote. You will then need to sign and return the application if you wish to receive your ballot for that election.

Military and Overseas Civilian
You may request a Registration Application and Absentee Ballot Request – Federal Post Card Application from your commanding officer or download the Federal Post Card online at www.fvap.gov. A new request must be submitted for each election cycle. An election cycle is not necessarily one calendar year. The March Presidential Primary is one election cycle. The April General Municipal Election is another election cycle. The August Primary and November General are considered one election cycle. To vote on all ballot issues, you must be a registered voter in Carroll County.

The Affidavit Envelope does not have to be notarized for anyone requesting an absentee ballot when you are a registrant who resides outside the boundaries of the United States, or who is in active duty, or a dependent of one who is on active duty, with the armed forces of the United States.

College Students
If you are a college student, attending school in another county or state, you are still eligible to vote on Carroll County issues. If you are unable to come to your hometown to vote at your regular polling place, it is your responsibility to request an absentee ballot.

Polling Locations
Precinct Poll Name and Address
Carrollton Ward II & III
Carrollton Public Library
Lower Level
2 N Monroe
Carrollton

Carrollton Ward I & IV
T.P. Rupe Community Center
710 Harvest Hills Road
Carrollton

Egypt I, Egypt II & Prairie
Norborne Goppert Community Center
201 S Pine
Norborne

Combs/Eugene
Wakenda Baptist Church
27056 CR 301
Carrollton

DeWitt
DeWitt Community Center
603 Jefferson
DeWitt

Hill/Stokes Mound
Tina Community Center
115 N Main
Tina

Hurricane
Hale Community Hall
121 E 3rd
Hale

Leslie/Van Horn
Bogard Memorial Hall
100 W 3rd St
Bogard

Moss Creek/Sugartree/Trotter-Wakenda
Courthouse Basement
8 S Main
Carrollton

Ridge/Rockford
Bosworth Community Hall
116 N Kansas Ave
Bosworth

Washington/Fairfield
Plymouth Community Hall
11526 D Highway
Braymer

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