Greene County voters who desire to vote via absentee ballot have until Monday, August 3rd, to cast their ballot.
In addition to the primary ballots for five different parties, voters could chose just an issues only ballot to vote on Amendment 2, and if in the city of Springfield, the measure on pay day lenders.
Voters are eligible to cast an absentee ballot if they meet one of the statutorily allowed reasons:
- Absence on Election Day from the jurisdiction of the election authority in which such voter is registered to vote
- 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 authority, as a member of an election authority, or by an election authority at a location other than such voter’s polling place
- Incarceration, provided all qualifications for voting are retained
- Certified participation in the address confidentiality program established under sections 589.660 to 589.661 because of safety concerns.
- For an election that occurs during the year 2020, the voter has contracted or is in an at-risk category for contracting or
- transmitting severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2. (At-risk category includes: 65 years of age or older; have serious heart conditions; are immunocompromised; have liver disease; live in a long-term care facility licensed under Chapter 198, RSMo.; have chronic lung disease, moderate to severe asthma; have chronic kidney disease or undergoing dialysis; have diabetes).
In-person absentee voting can be done at the Greene County Archives-Election Center, 1126 North Boonville, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
There will also be a special Saturday voting opportunity on August 1st from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m..
Anyone with questions should contact the Greene County Clerk’s office at 417-868-4100.