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Jefferson County,
Est. 1818
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  Request for Absentee Ballot

Once an application has been received, a voter can expect to receive his

ballot in about 2-4 days.  Our office typically sends the ballot through the

mail on the day of that we receive the request.


If you have questions, please contact us at 636-797-5486.


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

in person, by mail or by fax. Relatives within the first degree (parents and children)

may complete an absentee ballot application, in person in our office,

on behalf of the voter who wishes to vote absentee.


Note:  The Department of the County Clerk is the only government department

authorized to accept absentee ballot requests.  Requests may be made by 

fax 636-797-5360 or by mail PO BOX 100 Hillsboro, MO 63050,

or in person in our office at 729 Maple St. Hillsboro, MO 63050

(The Jefferson County Administration Building).





Absentee Ballot Application 


Absentee Info for Military Voters 


A voter may also request that his name be placed on the

'Indefinite Absentee List'. This list is for voters who may be

disabled and are no longer able to go in person to the polling location.


Permanent Absentee Application


Send request to:


County Clerk

PO BOX 100

Hillsboro MO 63050


Once a voter completes the request to be placed on the 'indefinite

absentee list', he will receive a generic absentee application

for each election. This application is sent to the voter by our office.

This is the voter's written permission for our office to send the

actual ballot to the voter.


The voter should fill out the application and return it promptly

to the County Clerk. The Department of the County Clerk will

send the absentee ballot to the voter making the request. 


If you have received an absentee ballot, DO NOT take it to the poll on Election Day! 


If a voter is requesting a ballot due to health reasons,

the absentee ballot envelope DOES NOT need to be notarized.


A voter should follow the instructions that are included along

with the ballot and then return the ballot to the County Clerk

no later than 7:00 p.m. on Election Day.


No postage is required to mail your ballot back to the Department of the County Clerk.



Note:  Per Missouri Law, an application (also known as a 'request')

for an absentee ballot must be completed and returned to the County Clerk

before a ballot may be mailed.  The application must contain the signature

of each voter who is requesting a ballot.


If the voter fails to return the application, the voter may then go in person

to the poll on election day.  The  election judges will have a ballot for the voter.