Registering to Vote
To be eligible to register to vote you must:
- Be a U.S. Citizen
- Be a Missouri resident
- Be at least 17 1/2 years of age (must be 18 to vote)
- Not be adjudged incapacitated by a court of law
- Not be confined under a sentence of imprisonment
- Not be on probation or parole after conviction of a felony, until finally discharged
- Not have been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor connected with the right of suffrage
You may register in person, or obtain a mail-in application at the Ste. Genevieve County Clerk's Office, or you can register at the driver's license office.
You may also register online at Missouri Voter Registration Application
Last day to register for any election: Fourth Wednesday prior to election.
Missourians unable to go to their polling place on Election Day may vote absentee beginning six weeks prior to an election. Absentee voters must provide one of the following reasons for voting absentee:
- Absence on Election Day from the jurisdiction of the election authority in which the voter is registered to vote.
- Incapacity or confinement due to illness or physical disability, including a person who is primarily responsible for the physical care of a person who is incapacitated or confined due to illness or disability.
- Religious belief or practice.
- Employment as an election authority, as a member of an election authority, or by an election authority at a location other than such voter's polling place.
- Incarceration, provided all qualifications for voting are retained.
Request for an Absentee Ballot Form
Voters can request absentee ballots from the County Clerk's office in person, by mail, fax or complete online Absentee Application. If requesting an absentee ballot by mail, include name, date of birth, address where you live and the address you want the ballot mailed to. Relatives within the first degree (parents and children) may complete an absentee ballot application, in person, on behalf of the voter who wishes to vote absentee. Mail in or faxed absentee ballot requests must be received by the County Clerk no later than 5:00 p.m. on the Wednesday prior to any election. Voters can vote absentee in the County Clerk's office until 5:00 p.m. the day before the election.
This identification requirement, as well as the notary requirement for absentee ballots, does not apply to overseas voters, those on active military duty or members of their immediate family living with them or voters who are declared disabled and their caregivers. Information for military and overseas voters can be found on the Secretary of State's website here.
Rules Regarding Absentee Ballots
- Absentee ballots may not be carried out of the County Clerk's office by anyone.
- Absentee ballots may be returned by mail or in person.
- Persons in the military or persons requesting absentee ballots due to illness or physical confinement or caretakers of persons who are ill or disabled are not required to have their ballot notarized. All other absentee ballots must be notarized.
We are providing the Missouri State Election calendar for your convenience. Election Calendar
Missouri Voter Outreach Center:
Your election information is based on where you reside. Click here to locate your polling place, find upcoming elections and view candidates and issues https://voteroutreach.sos.mo.gov/PRD/VoterOutreach/VOSearch.aspx
Missouri Ethics Commission