Tuesday, September 21, 2010

September 21st is the first day to vote absentee! Absentee voting ends at 5 PM, Monday, Nov. 1st.

Lafayette County Voting Information

Voter ID-All voters must show acceptable identification to the election judges. All previously acceptable forms of identification will be acceptable. Voter Identification Card, Missouri Drivers or Non-Drivers License, Passport, United States Government ID, university, college or technical school ID, current utility bill, bank statement, or paycheck.

Avoid Long Lines-As always, voters can help avoid lines at the polls in several ways.
*Have identification ready as you enter the polling location
*Avoid peak times. These times are: 6:00-8:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. and 5:00-7:00 p.m.
*Be Prepared. Study the ballots that are printed in the newspapers this week and know how you intend to vote on each candidate and issue prior to entering the polls. We expect record turnouts, so voter preparation is extremely important in this historic election.

Connect the Arrows-Our new system now requires that the voter connect the arrows rather than fill in the ovals. The arrows do not need to be blackened, just completely connected.

No Straight Ticket Voting-In 2006, the Missouri General Assembly removed from the election laws of the State of Missouri, the option to vote a straight ticket. Voters must complete the arrow beside the name of each candidate they wish to cast a vote for. Voters are not required to vote on every race and issue in order for their ballot to be counted. Every arrow completed will be counted even if some arrows are left unmarked.

Absentee Voting- Absentee ballots may be voted in the Office of the County Clerk until 5:00 p.m. The office is open daily from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for absentee voting. Individuals may request absentee ballots by mail by contacting the County Clerks office at 660-259-4315.

Election Day-The polls will be open from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Please exercise your right to vote.

Download and print your request for absentee ballot here.