To learn more, please click on one of the following links:
Federal Post Card Application Request for Absentee Ballot
Application for Official Absentee Ballot
Permanently Disabled Voters
The State of Missouri does not permit early voting as is the practice of some other jurisdictions. However, qualified voters who have a legal reason, as provided by statute, may be able to cast an absentee ballot prior to an election. All absentee voters must sign an affidavit under penalty of perjury attesting to their legal reason for voting by absentee ballot.
Registered voters who are not be able to go to their polling place on election day may vote absentee, but must attest to one of the following legal reasons:
All requests to receive an absentee ballot by mail must be received by our office no later than 5:00PM on the second Wednesday immediately preceding an election. All absentee ballots voted via mail must be received by our office no later than 7:00 p.m. on the day of the election in order to be counted, except for military and overseas ballots, which must be received by noon on the Friday immediately following a Tuesday election.
All qualified voters wishing to vote absentee in-person may do so in the County Clerk's Office normally starting six weeks prior to the election. The County Clerk's Office hours are normally 8:00AM to 5:00PM on weekdays, except on federal or state holidays, and 9:00AM to 1:00PM on the Saturday immediately preceding any election.
(for Military, Federal Service, and U.S. Citizens Overseas )
If you are a voter in military or federal service, or are a U.S. citizen residing overseas, and would like to request an absentee ballot, please consult your military unit’s voting assistance office or local embassy, or click on the link below to visit the Federal Voting Assistance Program website for more information and the forms necessary to request an absentee ballot.
Qualified voters upon making complete and proper application using the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) are able to designate on the form the time period in which they wish to receive absentee ballots. (FPCA will expire at the end of one year).
It is very important that qualified voters who have an FPCA form on file with this office keep their application current by providing the most up-to-date mailing address to which ballots should be sent, keeping their political party preference for primary elections current, and providing updates as to any other information contained on the FPCA form.
If you are a Missouri registered voter and are qualified to vote absentee for an upcoming election, you have the following options:
If you are a Missouri registered voter and are permanently disabled, and would like to receive a Notice of Election and Application for Absentee Ballot before each forthcoming election, your options are as follows: