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.
Registered Missourians who expect to be prevented from going 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 such 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.
- Certified participation in the address confidentiality program established under sections 589.660 to 589.681 because of safety concerns.
Voters can request absentee ballots from their local election authority in person, by mail, by fax or by e-mail. Relatives within the second degree (spouse, parents and children) may complete an absentee ballot application, in person, on behalf of the voter who wishes to vote absentee. ABSENTEE BALLOT APPLICATIONS MUST BE SENT TO SUE WOLK, COUNTY CLERK, 55 S. THIRD STREET, ROOM 2, STE GENEVIEVE MO 63670 BY THE DEADLINE IN ORDER TO BE VALID. The absentee ballot application form may be found at the link below.
Mail in or faxed absentee ballot requests must be received by the election authority no later than the 5:00 p.m. on the second Wednesday prior to any election. Voters can vote by absentee in the office of the local election authority until 5:00 p.m. the night before the election.
Voters requesting an absentee ballot by mail who have registered by mail and have not voted in person are required to submit a copy of their personal identification unless they provided a copy with their registration application. Examples of acceptable identification are:
- Identification issued by the state of Missouri, an agency of the state, or a local election authority of the state;
- Identification issued by the United States government or agency thereof;
- Identification issued by an institution of higher education, including a university, college, vocational and technical school, located within the state of Missouri;
- A copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck or other government document that contains the name and address of the voter; or
- Other identification approved by the secretary of state under rules promulgated pursuant to Missouri law.
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 permanently disabled and their caregivers.
Military and overseas voters should consult the section entitled Military and Overseas Voters for information on obtaining and submitting their ballots.
We are providing the Missouri State Election calendar for your convenience. https://www.sos.mo.gov/elections/calendar/2020cal
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