Franklin County clerk encourages residents to be prepared to vote Nov. 3 by mail, absentee ballot or in person

Posted 9/30/20

Residents of Franklin County who have not registered to vote and wish to do so in the Nov. 3 General Election must be registered to vote no later than Oct. 7.

Also, any registered voter who has …

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Franklin County clerk encourages residents to be prepared to vote Nov. 3 by mail, absentee ballot or in person

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Residents of Franklin County who have not registered to vote and wish to do so in the Nov. 3 General Election must be registered to vote no later than Oct. 7.

Also, any registered voter who has changed their address is urged to contact the clerk’s office or other agency conducting voter registration and complete a change of address card by the Oct. 7 deadline in order to save time at the polls on election day.

For more information on voter registration and registration sites throughout Franklin County, contact the office of the Franklin County Clerk, Division of Voter Registration and Elections at 636-583-6364.

Those registered voters of Franklin County who will not be able to appear at their assigned polling place for the upcoming General Election on Nov. 3 due to the following reasons, may vote by absentee ballot at the office of Tim Baker, Franklin County Clerk, during regular business hours (8 a.m to 4:30 p.m.) and on two Saturdays prior to the election which are Oct. 24 and Oct. 31, from 8 a.m. to 12 noon.

If you request an absentee ballot, this form may be returned to your local election authority in person, by mail, by fax or by email.

Any registered voter can request a mail-in ballot. A notary is required for all mail-in ballots. If selecting this option, your request must be delivered to your local election authority in person or by mail only. An application may be obtained by going to our website and printing it out. Our website is www.franklinmo.org and the application link is at the bottom of the main page, labeled absentee ballot request form.

Ballots will be mailed to voters upon written request submitted to the office of the Franklin County Clerk, Voter Registration, 400 E. Locust, Room 201, Union, MO 63084, no later than Oct. 21.

 

Reasons for voting by

absentee:

1. Absence from county during voting hours

2. Illness or physical disability, including caring for a person who is incapacitated or confined due to illness or disability (No notary required)

3. Religious belief or practice

4. Employment as an election authority or by an election authority at a location other than their polling place

5. Incarceration, provided all qualifications for voting are retained

6. Certified participation in the address confidentiality program established under sections 589.660 to 589.681 because of safety concerns.

7. Persons who have contracted or are in an at-risk category for contracting or transmitting sever acute respiratory syndrome Coronavirus 2 (COVID-19), pursuant to Section 115.277.6, RSMo. (No notary required)

 

At risk voters are

individuals who:

• Are 65 years of age or older

• Live in a long-term care facility licensed under Chapter 198, RSMo

• Have serious heart conditions

• Are immunocompromised

• Have liver disease

• Have chronic lung disease or moderate asthma

• Have chronic kidney disease and are undergoing dialysis

• Have diabetes

For more information on absentee or mail-in voting contact the office of the Franklin County Clerk, Division of Voter Registration and Elections at 636-583-6364.

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