Randolph County Missouri

From Will Ellis, Randolph County Clerk/LEA

February 21, 2017

Absentee voting

First day of absentee voting for April 4, 2017 Municipal Election is February 21, 2017. (RSMo 115.281)

Last day to Register to vote in the April 4, 2017, Municipal Election is March 8, 2017. (RSMo 115.135.1) To see if you are registered to vote and still active you can go to http://www.randolphcounty-mo.com/county-clerk/voter-information-lookup/ or email the Randolph County Clerk’s office at Will.Ellis@randolphcounty-mo.gov

A voter can vote absentee because of the following reasons:

  1. Absence on election day from jurisdiction
  2. Incapacity or confinement due to illness or physical disability
  3. Religious belief or practice
  4. Employment as an election authority (poll judge)
  5. Incarceration, although still retaining necessary qualifications for voting.

Note: Any voter-voting absentee for any reason except reason #2 (incapacity or confinement due to illness) must have their absentee notarized.

How to vote or request absentee:

In person at the County Clerk’s Office in Huntsville (Mon.-Fri – 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM and Saturday, April 1, 2017 from 8:00 AM – Noon and Monday, April 3, 2016 till 5:00 p.m.

Signed application or signed letter or note requesting an absentee ballot be mailed

Absentee ballots can be mailed out to voters until March 29, 2017. After that date the voters must vote in person in the Clerk’s office.

Notes or letters requesting absentees must be signed and have the voters name and mailing address, if different from registered address.

Relatives can request absentee ballots for relatives within the second degree.

How to return ballot:

Absentee ballots must be received back by Election Day on April 4, 2017.

Absentee ballots can be returned in the pre-addressed /postage paid / return envelope.

The voter or relative of the second degree can return absentee ballots in person.