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Frequently Asked Questions

-Elections-

Thank you for visiting our site, we hope you will find it

useful.  If you need further assistance, please contact us

at 636-797-5486.

 

 

Wes Wagner

Jefferson County Clerk  

 

 

"View My Sample Ballot" -March 15, 2016

Presidential Preference Primary

 

What is the address/phone/fax number of the County Clerk? 


Who and What is on the ballot: 

 

When are elections held according to state law?

 

What are we voting on in April? August? November?

 

What offices will be on the ballot in April 2016?

 

What offices will be on the ballot in August and November 2016?  

 

Where do I file for office?

 

How do I find a list of candidates who will be on the ballot? 

 

Qualifications to run for office 

 

2016 election calendar and filing dates for candidates

 

How are vacancies filled for elected officials?    

 

Polling Place & Map Information:

 

Where do I vote?  (Find my polling location) I am confident that I am registered to vote

at my current address and just need to know where my poll is located.

 

List of polling places with precincts assigned to each.

 

Generic list of polling places, including map of each polling location.

 

MAPS---Congressional, State SenateState Representative 

 

MAPS--Congressional  for city of Festus and Crystal City voters

 

MAPS---County Council Districts 1, 35 & 7  (will be on 2018 ballot)

 

MAPS---County Council Districts 2,4 & 6  (will be on 2016 ballot)

 

What are the political sign ordinances in Jefferson County, Missouri? 

 

How long can I reasonably expect to stand in line on Election Day? 

 

What time do the polls open/close on Election Day? 

 

I need a ride to the polls, can you provide me with one? 

 

Voter Registration Information: 

 

Am I registered to vote in Jefferson County, Missouri? 

 

Where can I register to vote in Jefferson County, Missouri?  


I moved to Jefferson County, Missouri from St Louis County/City. Am I still registered to vote?  

 

What is the deadline to register to vote?  

 

Since I am still registered to vote in my former county, can I vote there on election day?

 

I moved to Jefferson County, Missouri after the voter registration deadline has passed,  

 

What should I do if I marry, move or change my name? 

 

Military Voter Information: 

For military voters--Thank you for your service to our Country!  

 

Voter Identification Information: 

 

Do I need a picture or photo id in order to voter?

What types of identification are acceptable in Missouri?  

 Voters with Disabilities:

 

Information for voters with disabilities.

 

 

Voting Information:  

 

How do I vote, it's my first time? 

 

Are punch cards still used in Missouri? I want to vote a paper ballot.

 

I need help when I vote, what are my options?

 

I made a mistake on my ballot, what can I do?

 

Will I be notified of upcoming elections?  I didn't receive my election notice, why?  

 

Absentee Voting Information: 

 

When does absentee voting begin?  

 

I am going to be out of town, but I still want to vote, what are my options?

Applications for March, April, August & November 2016 elections 

 

Does Missouri have 'early voting'?

 

Where do I absentee vote? What is the deadline to absentee vote?

 

If I vote absentee, will it count?   Myths debunked!!! 

 

I am disabled, how do I get a ballot sent to me every election?

 

I have received my absentee ballot, now what do I do?

 

I have requested but never received my absentee ballot, why?

 

My child is away at college, may I request a ballot for him/her?

 

Do I have to get my absentee ballot notarized? Must a notary watch me vote my ballot? 


 Political Party Information: 

 

Do I have to declare my political party?

 

Can I vote for candidates of more than one political party in August?

 

Can I vote straight party ballot or straight party ticket?

 

How do I contact the political parties in Jefferson County, Missouri? 

 

Who are the elected township political party members?  

Election Results:  

How do I find election results? Current election results? Past election results?

 

How are election results reported/returned to the office on Election night? 

 

  

 General Information: 

 

Are you interested in becoming an election judge?

 

What is HAVA?  (Help America Vote Act

 

More voting information from the State of Missouri 

 

Click here for the 1965 Voting Rights Act 

 

National election issues and legislation

 

What's the difference between the County Clerk and Circuit Clerk?

 

How do I pay a traffic ticket? Where do I pay a traffic ticket?

 

I want to pay my taxes, where do I pay?

 

 

What is the main telephone number for Jefferson County

Government and the Jefferson County Courthouse?  

 

636-797-5555

 

The new information line for Jefferson County Government is 636-797-5555.

For all questions regarding traffic tickets, jury duty, divorces, or child support

please contact the Circuit Clerk's Office. The phone number for

the Circuit Clerk is 636-797-5443.  

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What is the address/phone/fax number of the County Clerk?  

 

Jefferson County Clerk

729 Maple Street

PO BOX 100

Hillsboro MO 63050

636-797-5486

636-797-5360 fax  

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Who and What is on the ballot: 

 

 

When are elections held?  

 

The first Tuesday after the first Monday in April of EVERY year.

 

The first Tuesday after the first Monday in August of EVEN-NUMBERED years.

 

The first Tuesday after the first Monday in November of EVEN-NUMBERED years.

 

*Other dates as ordered by a circuit court or set forth in Missouri State Statutes* 

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What are we voting on in April? August? November? 

 

April is the General Municipal Election that contains issues related to incorporated

cities, fire districts, school boards, college boards, water districts, ambulance

boards, special road districts, Jefferson County Health Department,

Jefferson County 911 and most local tax issues.

 

August is the state primary when we select the nominees of each political party

to be represented in the November election. On the ballot will be races such as

U.S. Senator, U.S. Representative, Governor, Lt. Governor, Secretary of State,

Attorney General, State Treasurer, State Senate, State Representative,

Circuit and Associate Judge and all County offices. Voters must select a

party ballot in this election. A voter may not vote for a candidate of one party

and a candidate of another party. A voter will receive a ballot that contains

the candidates of only one (1) political party.

 

November is the General Election. Candidates of all parties will appear on a

voter's ballot. Voters may vote for whom ever they choose. Voters do not

have to declare a political party to the election judges. 

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Where do I file for office?

 

Click here for the location.   

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How do I find a current list of candidates? 

 

For a list of candidates who will appear on the ballot this election, please

visit the county homepage. Additionally, the list is in the order in which

the candidates will appear on the ballot.  Candidates who WILL NOT

appear on the ballot in this election are not included.  You may contact

our office to obtain these names by calling 636-797-5486. 

 

Click here to "View My Sample Ballot

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Polling Place & Map Information: 

 

 

Where do I vote? Can I vote at any poll? Can I vote at my old poll?

 

A voter must vote at the poll to which he has been assigned. If a voter has moved

within Jefferson County, he may change his address at any time,

including the day of the election.

However, if a voter has moved within Jefferson County and has not updated

his voting information before the day of the election, then the voter may be instructed

to travel to the new poll location in order to cast a ballot. Missouri law requires a voter

to vote at a poll based on their current address, not the old address.

 

Click here for your polling location.

Click here for a form to change/or update your address. 

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Listed below is a list of polling places. 

 

Click here for a list of polling places in Jefferson County.  

 

 

How long can I reasonably expect to stand in line waiting to vote?

 

The answer depends on you.  If we have your correct/current address and name on file

with our office, then the wait time will be minimal.  If you have failed to keep this information

current with us then you will be directed to the Supervisor Judge's table where they will

contact the election office in order to resolve the problem.  Voters who are sent to the

Supervisor Judge's table can expect to wait a significant amount of time for resolution.

 

Expected wait times:  (these are our customer service goals)

 

March Presidential Primary..............less than 15 minutes

April General Municipal....................no wait

August State Primary.......................less than 15 minutes

November Presidential....................less than 30 minutes 

 

What time do the polls open/close on Election Day?

 

The polls throughout Missouri open promptly at 6:00 am and close precisely at 7:00 pm.

All voters standing in line at 7:00 pm will be allowed to cast a ballot.

 

I need a ride to the polls can you provide me with one?

 

Unfortunately no, our office is not equipped to provide transportation for voters.  We

suggest you contact one of the local political parties or candidates. 

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 Voter Registration Information:

 

Am I registered to vote in Jefferson County, Missouri?

 

The deadline to register to vote is the 4th Wednesday preceding any election.

If you are unsure of your registration status, please feel free to contact us

at 636-797-5486 or click here.  

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Where can I register to vote?

 

Please click here for locations.  


 

I moved to Jefferson County from another county before the deadline

and I failed to register to vote in Jefferson County. Since I am still

registered to vote in my former county, can I vote there

(my old county) on election day?

 

NO! According to Missouri law, a voter must cast his ballot from his current

address at his new polling location in Jefferson County. If a voter misses the

deadline to register, he shall not be allowed to vote at either his old polling

location in his former county or at his new polling location in Jefferson County.

The voter will be allowed to cast a provisional ballot. 

To register to vote click here or to find out if a voter is registered in

Jefferson County click here. Don't delay, register today! 

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I moved to Jefferson County after the voter registration deadline

has passed, what are my voting options? Can I legally vote?

 

Yes, a voter who has moved after the deadline may cast a ballot. However,

the voter must come to the County Clerk's office to do so. The type of ballot

the voter will be voting on is only located in the Clerk's office. Please do not go

to the polls as the election judges will contact the Clerk's office and ultimately

send the voter to the Clerk's office in Hillsboro, MO on election day.

 

If I registered to vote by mail, how do I find out if my registration has been received?

 

All registrations must be processed in 7 days. All prospective registrants should

have received confirmation from us regarding their application. Confirmation

will come in the form of a letter or a post card. If a voter does not receive confirmation

that he is registered to vote from this office, contact us immediately.

Please do not assume that we have the application.

636-797-5486 or look here. 

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I received confirmation from the County Clerk that I am registered to vote,

but I have lost the card, can I get another? Can I vote without my card?  

 

Yes, a voter may vote without presenting their Voter Identification Card. This card

is just one of many acceptable forms of identification that a voter may present to

the election judge. If a card is lost, contact us for a new replacement card.

636-797-5486

 

What should I do about my registration if I marry, move or change my name?

 

A voter should update this information as soon as possible.  Please click here

and complete a new voter registration application 

 


 


Voter Identification Information:   

 

Do I need a picture or photo id in order to voter?  

 

No, Missouri currently does not require a photo in order to vote.

Proper identification requirements can be found in Section 115.427 RsMO.

Our office STRONGLY encourages each voter to obtain a state issued photo ID.

Although not legally required today, we anticipate that the law will be changing

soon and for the requirement to possibly be in place for future elections.

 

If you need help obtaining a photo ID, please contact us immediately.

636-797-5486 

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The following forms of ID are acceptable in Missouri for voting: 

 

*ID issued by the Federal Government, State of Missouri or local election authority;

*ID issued by a Missouri institution (public or private) of higher education, including

      a university, college, vocational and technical school;

*A copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, government check or other

     government document document that contains the name AND address of the voter;

*Driver's license or state identification card issued by another state. 

 

Voters with Disabilities Information: 

 

Information for voters with disabilities:

 

It is your right to vote privately and independently.

 

Voting absentee by mail:

  

Utilizing this method allows all Jefferson county voters the opportunity to vote in the

comfort of their home without traveling to a voting location.  Missouri requires a reason

to request an absentee ballot, but voters with disabilities qualify under state law.

Click for an absentee application for the March Presidential Primary or the

August state Primary.  Click for an absentee application for the

April General Municipal or November General Election. 

 

 

Accessible voting locations:

 

Locations must be made accessible for all voters, regardless of ability.  Under Missouri

and Federal law, all voters must be given the same opportunity for access and participation.

 

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Help America Vote Act (HAVA)

protects people with disabilities from receiving unequal treatment within state and

local government services, programs and activities. 

 

*Accessible parking

*An accessible route to the entrance

*An accessible entrance

*An accessible route to the voting area

*Access to instructions on voting procedures and equipment 

 


Accessible voting machines: 

 

Every voting location is required to have a voting machine that is ADA compliant.

Please let the poll workers know if you have questions or need assistance utilizing the machines. 

 

Casting your ballot:

 

Instructions for marking and casting your ballot are posted at each voting location.

Do not hesitate to ask a poll worker for instructions or assistance. 

 

Assistance at the voting location:

 

If you need assistance, Missouri law allows you to ask for help from anyone, including

a poll worker, friend, neighbor or family member. 

 

Signing election documents:

 

If you are unable to sign your name, make an 'X' if possible on the signature line. 

 

Curbside voting:

 

If you are unable to enter the voting location, you may vote curbside.  Poll workers will

bring all the necessary paperwork and the ballot to your vehicle.  You may sit

in your car and vote.  The ballot will be placed in a secrecy folder and the placed into

the ballot box by the poll workers. 

 

Notice:

 

Further notice is given that, where a regular polling place has limited accessibility,

voters may be provided an alternate means of casting his ballot that include:

 

*Reassignment to an accessible polling location

*Curbside voting

*Assisted voting

*Absentee voting

*Voting at the central election office 

 

The Missouri Secretary of State's Office provides a toll free number for persons with hearing

impairments who have access to a Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (TDD).  

TDD users may call 1-800-669-8683 to obtain election information.  

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 Voting Information:

How do I vote?  It's my first time.

 

In order to vote, an individual must make sure that he is in fact a registered voter.

The voter must then go to the assigned polling location.  The County Clerk's office

will send out a courtesy reminder card with the polling location and the date of the

election immediately preceding any election. 

 

Upon arrival at the proper polling location, an election judge will ask the voter to present

a form of identification as required per Missouri law.  Chapter 115.427 requires

only one (1) of the following: 

 

*ID issued by the Federal Government, state of Missouri, or local election authority;

*ID issued by a Missouri institution (public or private) of higher education, including

     a university, college, vocational or technical school;

*A copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, government document that

    contains the name and address of the voter;

*Driver's license or state identification card issued by another state

 

 

If you do not possess any of these forms of identification, you may still cast a ballot

if two supervising election judges, one from each major political party, attest they know you.

 

Once a voter has shown the proper form of identification, the voter will be asked to verify

that the address we have on file is correct/current in the precinct roster.  The voter will indicate

that the information is correct by signing his/her name. 

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Are punch cards still used when voting?  I want to vote a paper ballot.

 

Punch cards are now obsolete in Missouri.  In Jefferson County, Missouri,

there are two ways a voter may cast his ballot at the polling location:

 

Most voters will choose the paper option.  Voters will use a marker to 'color in'

the circle by the name of the candidate the voter wishes to vote for.  The voter

will then place the ballot into the optical scan machine located on the top of the

black ballot box.  (much like a dollar bill inserted into a soda machine) 

 

Voters may also choose to vote on the DRE (digital recording equipment).

A voter need only 'touch' the name of the voter on the screen to cast his ballot.

This option was mandated by Federal law and intended to serve our disabled voters. 

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I need help when I vote, what are my options?

 

A voter may receive assistance from any person he chooses.  A voter may bring

another person with him to read or mark the ballot.  A voter who does not bring a

person to assist him is entitled to receive help from our election judges.  The

judges have been instructed to help a voter in the following manner:

One Democrat judge and one Republican judge will assist each voter to ensure fairness. 

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I made a mistake on my ballot at the poll, what can I do?

 

All voters have the opportunity to vote a correct ballot.  If a mistake is made by the

voter at the poll, the voter should notify the election judges immediately.  The judge

will take the original ballot and write the word 'spoiled' in big letters across the

face of the ballot.  The judge will then hand the voter a new ballot.  In Missouri.

voters have a 'Second Chance Voting' opportunity. 

 

Note:  If the voter has already placed the ballot into the black ballot box and then

approaches the election judges about a possible error on his ballot or change of

mind, the judges ARE NOT allowed to retrieve the ballot from the box per Missouri law.

Therefore, all voters are encouraged to inspect their ballot carefully before casting the ballot. 

 

If a voter has received an absentee ballot and makes a mistake, the voter should contact

our office immediately.  636-797-5486 

 

 

 

Why didn't I receive one of those courtesy election reminder cards?

 

The Jefferson County Clerk's office sends out the reminder cards approximately

2 weeks before each election. The cards are only sent to voters who have current

addresses with our office.  Are you registered to vote at your current Jefferson

County, Missouri address?  Do we have your PO BOX?  

 

 

 

Absentee Voting Information: 

 

When does absentee voting begin? 

 

Absentee voting begins on the 6th Tuesday prior to the election. 

 

 

 I am going to be out of town, but I still want to vote,

what are my options?  

 

Any voter who may be out of town, away at school or incapacitated due to

illness and, therefore, will not be able to vote at the poll on election day,

is invited to cast an absentee ballot.

 

Click for an absentee application for the March Presidential Primary

or the August state Primary.

Click for an absentee application for the April General Municipal or

November General Election. 

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How do I vote absentee vote? Does Missouri have "Early Voting"? 

 

Missouri is one of the few states that DOES NOT have "Early Voting."  

We do, however have absentee voting.  What's the difference?     

Many states allow voters to vote during a designated period of time prior

to election, even though they would be able to vote on the exact day of the

election. They may be able to vote at their normal polling place or at a satellite

location established by the election authority. Missouri requires any voter who

can not vote in person to provide a reason for voting absentee. Voters who

have 'made up their minds' WILL NOT be allowed to use this as a reason

to cast an absentee ballot.  Remember, you will be signing an affidavit that

could run contrary to state law if you do not meet one of the statutory reasons

for voting absentee.

Jefferson County residents who will not be able to go to their polling place

on election day may vote absentee beginning six weeks prior to an election.

 

Voters may request absentee ballots from the County Clerk/Election Authority

in person or by fax. A parent or adult child of a registered voter may complete

an absentee ballot application, in person at this office, on behalf of the

voter who wishes to vote absentee.

 

ABSENTEE BALLOT APPLICATIONS MUST BE SENT TO THIS

OFFICE BY THE DEADLINE TO BE VALID.   

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Where do I absentee vote? What is the deadline to absentee vote? 

 

Absentee voting takes place in the County Clerk's office ONLY, located at

729 Maple St., Suite G17, Hillsboro MO. The deadline to vote absentee

in person is the Monday before the election on Tuesday. The deadline to request

that an absentee ballot be sent to you is the Wednesday before the Tuesday

election. (This allows the post office time to deliver the ballot to you and for you

to send the ballot back to us).  

 

If I vote absentee, will it count?  I heard it doesn't count!  Absentee Voting Myth! 

 

Yes, under Missouri law, ALL ballots, including those cast at the poll and those

cast by absentee are counted. It does not matter if the election is close or not,

all absentee ballots are counted in EVERY election.  Voters sometimes

believe that absentee ballots are only counted if they might determine the outcome. 

Again, all ballots are counted in EVERY election.  

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I am disabled, how do I get a ballot sent to me every election?  

 

The Jefferson County Clerk's office maintains an 'indefinite list' of absentee voters.

If a voter wishes to be placed on the indefinite absentee list, the voter

should send us a written request that includes: full name, address, address

where ballot is to be sent and signature and most importantly the reason the voter

wishes to be placed on the list.

 

Click here for an indefinite absentee request application.

 

 

I have received my absentee ballot, what do I do now?  When do I send it back?

 

Please use a black/blue ink pen and "color-in" the circle in front of the name of

the candidate for whom you want to vote. Be careful to stay inside the circle.

Place the ballot into the return envelope that we have provided and send

the absentee ballot back to us immediately. Any ballot that is received after 7:00 p.m.

on election day shall not be counted according to Missouri law. 

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I have requested but never received my absentee ballot, why?  

 

Please contact us immediately if you have not received your ballot. Missouri law

requires that we process each request within 3 business days of receipt of

the request. The deadline to request an absentee ballot is the Wednesday

prior to the election. Did you provide your PO Box? School address?

Was the request made after the deadline?

 

My child is away at college, may I request a ballot for him/her?  

 

Yes, Missouri law allows a parent to request an absentee ballot. Relatives

within the second degree (spouse, parent, child, grandparent, brother, sister,

grandchild, mother-in-law, father-in-law, daughter-in-law, or son-in-law)

may complete an absentee ballot application, in person, on behalf of the voter

who wishes to vote absentee. Click here for an absentee application for the

March Presidential Primary or the August state Primary.

Click here for an absentee application for the April General Municipal or the

November General Election. 

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Do I have to get my absentee ballot notarized?  

Must a notary watch me vote my ballot? 

 

 

Any voter who will be out of town, away at college or absent on election

day must have his ballot envelope notarized. No, a notary will not watch a voter

color-in the circles on his/her ballot, A notary will only 'witness' the voter's signature.

Any envelope that is required to be notarized, but is not notarized, will not

be opened and, in accordance with Missouri law, will not be counted. Any voter

who has requested and received an absentee ballot for health reasons is

not required to have the ballot envelope notarized.

 

Note: Regardless of the notary requirement, all ballot envelopes must contain

the signature of the voter. Failure to include the signature on the envelope will

result in the ballot inside the envelope not being counted.

 

A voter should never sign his/her name on the ballot itself or allow

anyone else to write on the ballot. 

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What should I do about my voter registration if I marry,

move or change my name? 

 

 

A voter should contact our office immediately to make the necessary change.

Click here for the form a voter should use if he moves,

marries or changes his name. 

 

I moved to Jefferson County from St Louis County/City and

I was registered to vote there, am I still registered to vote?

 

 

No, you are not considered a registered voter in Jefferson County if you have moved

here but not yet completed a voter registration application. If a voter has moved

from one county to another county, the voter is required by Missouri law to complete

a new voter registration form and send it to the new county.  Click here.

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Political Party Information:

 

Do I have to declare my political party? If not, why do the

election judges sometimes ask me which political party's ballot I want ?  

 

 

Missouri is one of the few states that does not require a voter to state

his political party affiliation on his registration. Many voter registration groups

use a generic form that is valid in all states. This form may include a box

or an area for a voter to indicate his political party. Missouri registrants need

not write or place a check mark in this area.

 

Missouri has an August statewide primary election in each even-numbered year.

The primary is an election contest between members of the same political party.

For example, several candidates of the same political party may file for the

position of County Treasurer. The August election will determine which candidate

will face the candidate for that same position from the opposing political party in

the November general election. Our election judges will ask you which political

party's ballot you would like to vote. All candidates of ONE political party will

appear on your ballot. No record of your political party selection is kept

by the County Clerk or the state of Missouri.  

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Can I vote for candidates of more than one political party in August? 

 

No, in August, a voter must choose a political party or vote a ballot that contains

only non-partisan issues. A voter's ballot will only contain the candidates of the

same political party the voter has chosen. In November, candidates of all parties will

appear on a voter's ballot. A voter is free to select a candidate from either party

at the November General Election. 

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 Can I vote straight party ballot or straight party ticket in November?

 

 

Voters are no longer allowed to vote for all candidates of one political party

by "coloring-in" one single circle at the top of the ballot.

 

In order to vote for all candidates of one political party in November, a voter must "color-in"

the circle in front of the name of each candidate of the voter's choice. 

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How do I contact the political parities in Jefferson County, Missouri?

 

Libertarian Chairman

Francis Duckworth

5056 High Meadow

Dittmer MO 63023

636-274-3100

 

 

Republican Chairwoman

Janet Engelbach

3489 Linhorst Rd

Hillsboro MO 63050

636-475-6328

 

 

Democratic Chairwoman

Linda Schilly

313 Jefferson

Crystal City MO 63019

636-937-2083

636-933-9466 Democratic Party HQ  

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Election Results: 

 

How do I find election results? Current election results? Past election results?

 

On election night we will be posting the results on our website as quickly as

the votes from a precinct are delivered to our office by the election judges.

Typically, the first results are announced between 8:00-8:30 pm and the

final results are, often times, announced before 10:30 pm. 

 

Click here for current and past election results. 

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How are election results reported/returned to the office on election night?

 

 As a voter inserts his ballot into the optical scanner (ballot box) located at the

polling location, the scanner 'tabulates' the vote for each candidate.  This

information is retained on a memory card within the optical scanner.  Upon the

close of the polls, the memory card from each scanner and ALL ballots are

sealed and promptly returned to the County Clerk's office.  The data from the

memory card is downloaded onto our website.  Beginning on the Thursday after

the election, the paper ballots are hand counted by the 'Verification Board' and

compared to the results reported on election night.  After the board completes its

work, all election results are then considered 'Official'. 

 

NOTE:  NO ballots are counted in the County Clerk's office on election night.

Additionally, no staff member of the County Clerk's office has any statutory role

in the 'counting' of ballots.  This duty is performed by Election Judges appointed

by the two political parties per Missouri law.  As always, citizens are welcome to

observe the return of election materials on election night. 

 

Circuit Court Clerk vs County Clerk: 

 

 

If I register to vote, will I be called for jury duty? 

Jury duty is a function of the Circuit Clerk's office located in the

Jefferson County Courthouse. The Circuit Clerk's office telephone number is

636-797-5443. There are many ways an individual may be called for jury duty.

A person may be called regardless of their voter registration status.

Most often, prospective jurors names are selected from the list of persons

who have a driver's license.   

 

What's the difference between the County Clerk and Circuit Clerk?

 

 

The County Clerk is the administrative office to the County Council.

Duties include serving as Secretary to the Board of Equalization;

recording Secretary to the County Council; issuing liquor licenses for picnics

and caterers; issuing solid waste hauler licenses; issuing Notary Public licenses;

and all function of accounts payable.

The County Clerk is also the Director of Elections.

 

The Circuit Clerk is the administrative officer to the 23rd Judicial Circuit Court,

located in the Jefferson County Courthouse. The Circuit Clerk is responsible

for all jury duty, child support issues and state issued traffic tickets (State Trooper).

 

All questions regarding court or legal issues should be directed to the

Office of the Circuit Clerk. The telephone number is 636-797-5443.

 

The Prosecuting Attorney's office may be contacted by calling 636-797-5321.

 

The Office of the Public Defender may be contacted by calling 636-797-5641. 

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How do I pay a traffic ticket? Where do I pay a traffic ticket?

 

County issued traffic tickets are issued by a Sheriff's Deputy and are to be paid

at the Municipal Court, located in the Justice Center on the 3rd Floor in Hillsboro, MO.

The telephone number is 636-797-6265.

 

State issued traffic tickets are issued by the Missouri Highway Patrol are to be paid in the

Jefferson County Courthouse located at 300 Main St., in Hillsboro, MO.

The telephone number is 636-797-5443.

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I want to pay my taxes, where do I pay?

 

Personal property and real estate taxes are to be paid at the office of the Collector of Revenue,

located in the Administration Center, 729 Maple St.,  in Hillsboro, MO.

The telephone number is 636-797-5406. 

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