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. This deadline is the 2nd Wednesday before the election.