Absentee Voting Underway in Greene County

By KOLR10 News

Published 07/02 2014 04:15PM

Updated 07/02 2014 04:18PM

GREENE COUNTY, Mo.-- Absentee voting has begun in Greene County for the August 5 primary.

County Clerk Richard Struckhoff said ballots are available for registered voters who cannot make it to their polling place on August 5.  In Missouri, you must have a legal reason to vote by absentee, like being out of the jurisdiction or incapacitated.

In a primary, a voter choose a party ballot.  The choices are: Democratic, Republican, Libertarian or Constitution.  

If you do not want to vote for a party, you can reques an "issues only" ballot.  There are five statewide issues.

Absentee ballots may be filled out in the Clerk's office on the first floor of the Greene County Courthouse, Room 113, between 8:00 a.m. and 4:45 p.m., Monday through Friday, until the day before the election.  

You may also request an absentee ballot by mail.  Those requests must be signed by the voters and received in the clerk's office no later than 5:00 p.m. on the Wednesday prior to the election, July 30.  Mailed ballots must be notarized, and
returned to the clerk's office before 7:00 p.m. on election day.  

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