Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Missouri Voters - How to File For An Absentee Ballot

Step 1. Go to the Missouri Secretary of State Website. Here is the link: http://sos.mo.gov/forms/elections/absentee.pdf

Step 2. You must request an absentee ballot. To do that, print off the absentee ballot application at the link above.

Step 3. Fill out the application and have it in the mail before or on the day of Monday Oct. 27. The application has to be received by your county election authority by 5 pm on Oct. 29. To be safe, have the application in the mail by Monday Oct. 27. The address of your county election authority can be found here: http://sos.mo.gov/elections/countyclerks.asp

Step 4. When you get your absentee ballot, do NOT vote before you take your absentee ballot to a public notary. A public notary must watch you vote. A public notary can be found at your bank, county or city courthouse or local election authority. A bank will probably be your best bet because they are the easiest to find and you probably already know where one is located.

Step 5. After you have voted in front of the public notary, take your ballot and put it in the mail to your county election authority. The the mailing address for your county election authority can be found here: http://sos.mo.gov/elections/countyclerks.asp. Your notarized ballot has to be received by 5 p.m. on election day (Nov. 4), so to be safe have it in the mail the Saturday (Nov. 1) before election day.

Misc. Don't forget to put proper postage your absentee ballot application!

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