Laura Egerdal is with the Secretary of State’s office and said there are two ways you can vote absentee.
“What you can do, if you are able to go to your local office of election authority, which is going to be your county clerk, you can actually cast your absentee ballot right there in person and get it all done the same day. And then that ballot will be saved securely and counted on election day. If you want, you can also request to vote absentee by mail. There’s a form online on govotemissouri.com. You fill that out, mail that into your local election authority and they will mail you an absentee ballot.”
She said those who are overseas. like students or soldiers can now get their ballots online — at govotemissouri.com — print them out, fill them out and mail them in, but they have to be back in the Secretary of State’s office by election day, November 2nd. And Egerdal said there is one stipulation to vote by absentee ballot:
“You’re only eligible to vote absentee by mail if you’ve either voted in person before, so you’ve shown ID when you’ve voted in person before, or you need to show identification to your local election authority first, and that’s for the security of the mail in absentee process.
The deadline to request the absentee ballot is October 27th, but those overseas will need to do it much sooner as Egerdal said it takes about 18 days for them to get back here in the mail.