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Absentee Voting

Legal Requirements

ABSENTEE VOTING PROCEDURES

Click here to download an Application for Absentee Ballot. Once you have completed the form, print it out and mail to Callaway County Clerk, 10 E. 5th Street, Fulton, MO 65251  or Fax 573-642-7181.

Who may request an absentee ballot?
In Missouri, only those voters who meet the following criteria may vote by absentee ballot:
1. Absence from Callaway County on election day
2. Incapacity or confinement due to illness or physical disability / or their primary caregiver
3. Religious belief or practice
4. Employment as an election judge, or employee of the Local Election Authority
5. Incarceration, provided that all qualifications for voting are retained

NOTE: As of 8/28/02; RSMo 115.159(3) states that anyone who registered to vote using a postcard application (i.e.: License Bureau or other agency) must vote in person the first time OR must provide a copy of an accepted form of identification when requesting an absentee ballot by mail or fax. This provision DOES NOT apply to absentee voters that are exempt from having their signatures notarized.

How to request an Absentee Ballot?
1. In Person

A voter may appear in person at the Callaway County Clerk’s office. The voter must produce a form of identification. The absentee ballot must be voted in the office.

2. By Mail
A voter may request an absentee ballot, in writing. Mail the request to: Callaway County Clerk, 10 E. 5th Street, Fulton, MO 65251. The request must include the following information: reason for voting absentee (see reasons listed above), voter’s signature, mailing address for the absentee ballot. NOTE: IN PRIMARY ELECTIONS, POLITICAL PARTY PREFERENCE MUST BE STATED OR A NON-PARTISAN BALLOT WILL BE MAILED.

3. In Person by his or her guardian or a relative within the second degree by consanguinity or affinity.
Ballot will mailed to voter.

4. By Fax
A voter may fax a written request for an absentee ballot to 573-642-7181. The request must include the following information: reason for voting absentee (see reasons listed above), voter’s signature, mailing address for the absentee ballot. NOTE: IN PRIMARY ELECTIONS, POLITICAL PARTY PREFERENCE MUST BE STATED OR A NON-PARTISAN BALLOT WILL BE MAILED.

NOTE: All Absentee Ballot Requests must be received in our office subject to the deadline dates below.

When to request an Absentee Ballot?
1. In person

An absentee ballot may be cast in person by the voter from the sixth Tuesday prior to the election up to 5:00 p.m. the day prior to the election.

2. By mail or fax
An absentee ballot request received by mail or fax, must be in our office prior to 5:00 p.m. on the Wednesday prior to the election date. Mailed ballots must be received by 7 p.m. on election day in order to be counted. Absentee ballots may be delivered to the Callaway County Clerk’s Office by the voter or by relatives within the second degree of consanguinity or affinity.

Office Hours/Directions to Election Office
Hours: Monday through Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Additional office hours will be available for absentee voting.

 

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