ABSENTEE VOTING HOW IT WORKS & PRINTABLE APPLICATIONS
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 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)
Permanently Disabled Absentee Application(Click for printable PDF file.)
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.