How do I vote absentee vote? Does Missouri have "Early Voting"?

Missouri is one of the few states that does not have "Early Voting." We do, however have absentee voting. What’s the difference? Many states allow voters to vote during a designated period of time prior to election, even though they would be able to vote on the exact day of the election. They may be able to vote at their normal polling place or at a satellite location established by the election authority. Missouri requires any voter who can not vote in person to provide a reason for voting absentee. Voters who have ’made up their minds’ will not be allowed to use this as a reason to cast an absentee ballot.

Remember, you will be signing an affidavit that could run contrary to state law if you do not meet one of the statutory reasons for voting absentee. Jefferson County residents who will not be able to go to their polling place on election day may vote absentee beginning six weeks prior to an election. Voters may request absentee ballots from the County Clerk/Election Authority in person or by fax. A parent or adult child of a registered voter may complete an absentee ballot application, in person at this office, on behalf of the voter who wishes to vote absentee.

Absentee ballot applications must be sent to this office by the deadline to be valid. This deadline is the 2nd Wednesday before the election.

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1. When does absentee voting begin?
2. I am going to be out of town, but I still want to vote, what are my options?
3. How do I vote absentee vote? Does Missouri have "Early Voting"?
4. Where do I absentee vote? What is the deadline to absentee vote?
5. If I vote absentee, will it count? I heard it doesn't count!
6. I am disabled. How do I get a ballot sent to me every election?
7. I have received my absentee ballot, what do I do now? When do I send it back?
8. I have requested but never received my absentee ballot, why?
9. My child is away at college, may I request a ballot for him/her?
10. Do I have to get my absentee ballot notarized? Must a notary watch me vote my ballot?
11. What should I do about my voter registration if I marry, move or change my name?
12. I moved to Jefferson County from St. Louis County/City and I was registered to vote there, am I still registered to vote?