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Candidate Forums

PUBLIC INVITED TO ST. LOUIS CITY SHERIFF CANDIDATE FORUM, JUNE 30

The League of Women Voters of Metro St. Louis is moderating a candidate forum for the St. Louis City Sheriff candidates on Thursday, June 30, 6:30 pm, at the downtown Central Library Auditorium, 1301 Olive St., 63103.

The public will have the opportunity to learn more about the St. Louis Sheriff candidates by hearing them speak and answer questions in a public forum. All candidates have been invited. In ballot order, they are: Joseph (Joe) Vaccaro (Dem), Vernon Betts (Dem), Johnnie Chester, Sr. (Dem), Charley (Big Will) Williams (Dem), Jimmie Matthews (Dem), and John N. Castellano, III (Rep). Kevin (Cap) Klupe (Dem) withdrew from the race in May.

Absentee Voting

Absentee voting

Applying for a Ballot:

In accordance with RSMo 115.279, a voter may apply for an absentee ballot in person, by mail, or by facsimile.

In Person: A registered voter may apply for an absentee ballot in person or for a relative within the first or second degree of consanguinity or affinity at the office of the Saint Louis County Board of Election Commissioners. The relationship to the family member must be specified on the application. Click here to view a chart illustrating relationship degrees.

By Mail: If you would like to vote absentee through the mail, we will need a written request. You must reapply for a ballot for each election.

A registered voter may apply for their own absentee ballot or an absentee ballot for a family member within the first or second degree of consanguinity or affinity. The relationship to the family member must be specified on the application. Click here to view a chart illustrating relationship degrees.

If you are unable to obtain a copy of the ballot application, you may also mail/fax a written request to our office. The letter should contain the following information:

1. Name of voter requesting an absentee ballot
2. Birthdate and last 4 digits of social security number
3. St. Louis County residence address
4. Address where ballot is to be mailed (if different from residential address
5. Reason for voting absentee
6. Election for you which are requesting an absentee ballot
7. Political party preference (this applies to primary elections only)
8. Signature of the voter
9. Signature of person applying for a ballot and their relationship to the voter

  • Anyone registering by mail may vote absentee the first time only after enclosing a copy of an approved form of identification with his or her absentee ballot request.Click here to view acceptable forms of identification.

By Fax: A registered voter may apply for their absentee ballot or an absentee ballot for a family member within the first or second degree of consanguinity or affinity by fax to 314-615-1998. The relationship to the family member must be specified on the application. Click here to view a chart illustrating relationship degrees.

Absentee ballot requests must be mailed or faxed to the Election Board no later than 5 p.m. the Wednesday before the election.Absentee ballot applications may be returned by mail or fax to:

St. Louis County Board of Election Commissioners Attention: Absentee Department 12 Sunnen Drive, Suite 126 St. Louis, MO 63143 Fax: 314-615-1997

If you are voting absentee by mail, your notarized affidavit envelope, with your voted ballot inside, must be returned to the Election Board no later than 7:00 p.m. the day of the election. The ballot may be returned by the voter in person, through the mail, or by registered carrier or a registered voter's relative in the 1st or 2nd degree. Click here to view a chart illustrating relationship degrees

In Person Voting In person voting begins six weeks prior to each election and is available at the Election Board's Office during our regular business hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Please be sure to bring with you an acceptable form of identification.

In person voting is also available the Saturday before each election from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

The deadline to vote absentee in-person is 5:00 p.m. the Monday before each Election Day.

Permanently Disabled Voters who are permanently disabled, or their caregiver, may apply to be on our permanently disabled voter list. Once placed on the permanent absentee list, a voter will automatically be mailed an absentee ballot application for each election held within their voting jurisdiction. Download a copy of the permanently disabled form here.

For additional absentee voting information, please call 314-615-1933 or 314-615-1836

Franklin County-

Jefferson County-

The Jefferson County Clerk's office is located at 729 Maple, Hillsboro, MO 63050 636-797-5486 or 800-748-3456

Lincoln County -

Lincoln County Clerk--Absentee voting for Lincoln County Lincoln County Clerk's office is at the Courthouse, Room 104, 201 Main St., Troy, MO 63379. 1-636-528-6300

St. Charles County -

St. Charles County Election Office--Absentee voting for St. Charles County St. Charles County Election office is located at 397 Turner Blvd. St. Peter's, MO. 636-949-7550

Warren County -

Warren County Clerk--Absentee voting for St. Charles County The Warren County clerk's office is located at 101 Mockingbird Lane, Suite 302, Warrenton, MO 63383, 636-456-3331

Find out if you are registered to vote

If you have moved within the same county you may complete your change of address at the correct polling place for your current address on election day.

You may check your voter registration at the following web site.

Secretary of State Voter Lookup

Voter Registration & Election Authority Contact Information

Register and Vote Brochure

Free copies for distribution are available by calling the League office at 314-961-6869.

The Election Authority in each county or city is responsible for voter registration. You must register in the county where you reside.

Franklin County Clerk
400 E. Locust, Ste. 201
Union, MO 63084
636-583-6364
http://www.franklinmo.org/

Jefferson County Clerk
729 Maple, Room G12
Hillsboro, MO 63050
636-797-5486 or 800-748-3456
http://www.jeffcomo.org
/CountyClerk.aspx?nodeID=CountyClerk

Lincoln County Clerk
201 Main Street, Room 104
Troy, MO 63379
636-528-6300
http://www.lcclerk.com

St. Charles County Election Office
397 Turner Blvd.
St. Peters, MO 63376
636-949-7550
http://www.sccmo.org

St. Louis City Board of Election Commissioners
300 N. Tucker
St. Louis, MO 63101
314-622-4336
http://www.stlelections.com

St. Louis County Board of Election Commissioners
12 Sunnen Drive
St. Louis, MO 63143
314-615-1800
http://www.stlouisco.com/elections/

Warren County Clerk
104 W. Main Street, Suite B
Warrenton, MO 63383
636-456-3331

Additional Resources

Political Party Contacts in Missouri (Registered with the Secretary of State of Missouri) http://www.sos.mo.gov/elections/04contactparties.asp

Missouri Secretary of State http://www.sos.mo.gov/

Official Missouri State http://www.mo.gov/

Official St. Louis City Information http://www.stlouis.missouri.org/

Official St. Louis County Information http://www.co.st-louis.mo.us/

St. Louis County Municipal League http://www.stlmuni.org/

What is a Primary Election?

In Missouri, when you register to vote, you do not state your preference of a political party. There are elections when you can select a ballot for the political party of your choice. These are called primary elections. This is the time when candidates in the same political party vie to be the party candidate in the general election.

At a primary election, voters may choose a political party ballot or a non-partisan ballot which contains only the ballot issue(s).