Absentee Voting

From Will Ellis, Randolph County Clerk/LEA

January 28, 2020


Absentee voting


First day of absentee voting for March 10, 2020 Presidential Preference Primary Election is January 28, 2020. (RSMo 115.281)


Last day to Register to vote in the March 10, 2020 Presidential Preference Primary Election is February 12, 2020. (RSMo 115.135.1) To see if you are registered to vote and still active you can go to https://www.randolphcountyclerkmo.com/register-to-vote

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, March 7, 2020 from 8:00 AM – Noon and Monday, March 9, 2020 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 February 26, 2020. 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 March 10, 2020

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.




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Will Ellis

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