The deadline to register to vote in the April 2 General Municipal Election was March 6. Please remind family members, friends, neighbors and co-workers that have moved within Lincoln County to notify the County Clerk’s Office of their new address. This must be done in writing or in person up to and including Election Day however, resolving registration and eligibility questions prior to Election Day is the best way to avoid delays to voters at the polls.
Absentee ballots have been available in the County Clerk’s Office since Tuesday, Feb. 19. For those confined due to illness or physical disability, including those caring for a person who is incapacitated or confined due to illness or disability, you may request to be added to the permanent absentee list. Absentee ballots are also available for those who will be absent from the county, including college students, on Election Day. After a written request is received, a ballot may be mailed to the voter up to the Wednesday prior to the election, March 27. A ballot must be returned to the County Clerk’s Office by 7 p.m. on Election Day in order to be counted. The County Clerk’s Office will be open Saturday, March 30 from 8 a.m. – noon for absentee voting. Voters may also vote in the office, in person, up to 5 p.m. on Monday, April 1. Voters may download an absentee request form or a permanent absentee request from the County Clerk’s web page http://lcclerk.com under the “Elections” tab.
Sample ballots will be printed in the legal papers, the Troy Free Press and the Elsberry Democrat, as required by Missouri State Statute, and in the Lincoln County Journal for two weeks prior to the election. Sample ballots may also be downloaded from the web page http://lcclerk.com under the “Elections” tab. Sample ballots are also available at the County Clerk’s Office.