Absentee Voting Information
Reasons for Voting Absentee
By law, 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 (No Notary Required);
- 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; or
- Certified participation in the address confidentiality program established under sections 589.660 to 589.681 RSMo. because of safety concerns.
In-Person Absentee Voting
Voters can cast an absentee ballot at the Office of the County Clerk located at
Perry County Clerk's Office
321 N Main St. Suite 2
Perryville, MO 63775
Monday through Friday 8 am – 5 pm (open through the lunch hour)
Saturday immediately preceding Election Day 8 am – 12, noon
Monday prior to the election until 5 pm – Last Day to Vote Absentee In-Person
A signature is required on an absentee ballot request, by law.
(Military and/or Overseas voters may request and receive an absentee ballot online by logging in to the Military and Overseas Voting Access Portal or by email by submitting a Federal Post Card Application to the County Clerk’s Office.)
Send Absentee Ballot Request forms to:
By Mail: Perry County Clerk’s Office
321 N Main St, Suite 2
Perryville, MO 63775
By Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Voting Information for College Students in Missouri
This information is available to assist students in navigating the available options when registering to vote and casting a ballot in Missouri elections.
Residency: School vs. Home
You may register to vote using the permanent address you consider “home” – it could be your parents’ house, dorm room, or another residence. Understand that the address in which you are registered to vote will affect the local issues and political races in which you are able to vote.
- At School: If you choose to register at your school residence address (dorm, apartment, etc), you will vote at your assigned polling location near your school on Election Day.
- At Home: If you choose to register at your home address (parents), you will be assigned a polling location near your home on Election Day.
Military and Overseas Voting Access Portal
Military and Overseas Voting Access Portal webpage.
Federal Post Card Application
Send completed FPCA forms to:By Mail: Perry County Clerk’s Office
321 N Main St. Suite 2
Perryville MO, 63775
By Email: email@example.com
Returning Voted Absentee Ballots
Only military and overseas voters in hostile fire zones may transmit their voted ballot electronically to the County Clerk’s Office. All other military or overseas ballots must be mailed to:
Permanently Disabled List
Any voter with a permanent disability can request to be placed on the permanent disabled list. Upon returning a completed application, the voter will automatically receive, in the mail, an application prior to each election in which they are eligible to vote. If the voter decides they wish to vote in that election, they sign the application and send back to the election authority. After receipt of the signed application, the voter will be mailed an absentee ballot. Voters on this list remain on this list until they ask to be removed, become disqualified, or no longer reside at the address of registration.
Printable Permanently Disabled Application
Hospital Voting, Care Facility Voting, Skilled Nursing Facility Voting
If a registered voter becomes confined due to illness or injury after 5 p.m. on the Wednesday immediately preceding an election, you may contact our office and arrange for a team of bipartisan Election Judges to deliver an absentee ballot to the hospital, care facility, or skilled nursing facility where the voter is located.
Other Important Information
When voting absentee by mail, the ballot return envelope must be notarized before returning it to the Election Authority except under the following circumstances:
- If you are incapacitated or confined due to illness or disability or you are caring for a person who is incapacitated or confined due to illness or disability;
- Residing outside the boundaries of the United States; or
- On active duty with the armed forces of the United States or members of their immediate family living with them.
- Mailed absentee ballots shall be returned in the ballot envelope provided and shall only be returned by mail, by the voter in person, in person by a relative within the second degree by blood or marriage, or registered carrier. Voted absentee ballots must be received in the Office of the County Clerk by 5 pm. on Election Day.
Note: 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;
- Driver’s license or state identification card issued by another state; or
- Other identification approved by the secretary of state under rules promulgated pursuant to subsection 3 of this section other identification approved by federal law.