Absentee Ballot Deadline One Week Away

The deadline to request an absentee ballot is one week from today.

The deadline to request an absentee ballot for someone not able to make it to their polling place is 5 p.m. on Wednesday, March 20th.

In previous elections, the deadline for absentee ballots was one week later than this year. The change was made last year by the Missouri legislature to allow for an additional week of mailing time for ballots to reach election authority offices.

Absentee ballots can be requested by a handwritten request sent by mail, filling out a form that is available online and mailing it in or dropping them off at the County Clerk’s office. All mailed ballots have to be voted, notarized and returned to the County Clerk’s office by mail or handed delivered by 7 p.m. on election day.

In-person absentee voting is available for those who cannot vote on election day. If you cannot vote on April 2nd, you can vote in person in the County Clerk’s office in the Archives building at 1126 North Boonville in Springfield. The office is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Monday April 1st. The office will also be open Saturday March 30th from 9 a.m. and 1 p.m..

If you have questions about absentee voting, contact County Clerk Shane Schoeller’s office at 868-4060.

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