Absentee voting begins for April’s general election

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — People in Southwest Missouri can begin absentee voting on Tuesday, Feb. 23, for the April 2020 General Municipal Election.

According to Shane Schoeller, the Greene County clerk, the April ballot will be available later on Feb. 23. The ballot covers candidates and issues from nine cities and eight school districts.

To cast an in-person absentee ballot, voters can go to the Archives/Elections Center on 1126 N. Boonville Ave. between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Monday through Friday.

Schoeller said the office will take protective measures to make sure voters feel safe from catching COVID-19

“We will still have up the screen shields, we will still have the table services being cleaned, we will have our election judges wearing masks, we are still taking care of all the important things in protecting your health and the election judges health on election day and throughout the absentee voting time,” said Schoeller.

Out-of-town voters can request an absentee ballot by mail on the Greene County website before 5 p.m. on March 24.

Schoeller said mailed ballots must be filled out and in the clerk’s office before 7 p.m. on Election Day for the vote to count.

“We would love to see voters come out and make their voices known on the local issues just as they did last fall with they came out and voted on the national, state and county issues as well,” said Schoeller.

Voters can ask questions online or by calling Schoeller’s office at 868-4060.

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