Lafayette County Voter Information and Registration

For additional information or if you have any questions, please contact the County Clerk's office at 660-259-4315 or email .

To view a sample ballot for your polling location please use the Secretary of State's website  Once you enter in the required data, the next screen will show you where your polling place is.  Below your polling place address is an option to select a sample ballot.

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. 
Connect the Arrows
Our 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 day before the election.  The office is open daily from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Individuals may request absentee ballots by mail by contacting the 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.

Voter Registration Information
Registration Qualifications:
*18 Years of age by Election Day
*US Citizen
*Lafayette County Resident

Where to Register to Vote
Lafayette County residents can register to vote:
*At the County Clerk's Office
*At the City Hall in most of our county cities
*At any Department of Motor Vehicles office, or state agency providing a service to the public (WIC, Social Services, etc)

No person shall be entitled to vote
While confined under a sentence of imprisonment; While on probation or parole after the conviction of a felony; After conviction of a felony or misdemeanor connected with voting or the right of suffrage.  
Absentee Voting
County residents who are not able to go to their polling place on Election Day may vote absentee beginning six weeks prior to an election.

Absentee voters must provide one of the following reasons for voting absentee:
*Absence on Election Day from the jurisdiction of the election authority in which such voter is registered to vote;
*Incapacity or confinement due to illness or physical disability, including a person who is primarily responsible for the physical care of a person who is incapacitated or confined due to illness or disability;
*Religious belief or practice;
*Employment as an election authority, as a member of an election authority, or by an election authority at a location other than such voter's polling place;
*Incarceration, provided all qualifications for voting are retained.
Voters can request absentee ballots from the County Clerk's Office in person at the County Courthouse, 1001 Main, Lexington, MO, by fax,  660-259-6109, or by mail (if time allows) to the same address as above. After filling out the form, absentee ballot requests should be returned to the County Clerk's Office by fax or by mail (if time allows).  Relatives within the first degree (parents and children) may complete an absentee ballot application, in person, on behalf of the voter who wishes to vote absentee.

To print a request form for an absentee ballot, click on the link below:
Request for Missouri Absentee Ballot Form  (PDF Document) 

Mail-in or faxed absentee ballot requests must be received by the election authority no later than the 5:00 p.m. on the Wednesday prior to any election. Voters can vote by absentee in the office of the local election authority until 5:00 p.m. the night before the election.

Additional information for military and overseas voters
may be found at the
Secretary of State's website.

Bates City First Baptist Church

200 E Highway Z

Bates City, Ferguson School Rural

Concordia Community Center

802 S Gordon

Concordia-Aullville, 1st, East Concordia, 2nd, West Concordia, 1st & 2nd Emma

Alma City Hall

205 S County Rd.

1st, N Alma, 2nd, S Alma, East Davis, 1st Blackburn

Odessa Dyer Park Community Bldg.

601 W Main St.

N Odessa 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and E Odessa

Odessa New Horizon Presbyterian Church

4266 Highway 131

S Odessa 1st, 2nd & 3rd and Lake Lafayette

Mayview Community Building


All Mayview precincts

Dover Community Building

298 W Walnut

All Dover precincts

Napoleon City Hall

104 S 2nd St.

East/West Napoleon

Wellington Community Christian Center

710 W Highway 224

All Wellington precincts

Waverly City Hall

111 E Kelling Ave.

1st, 2nd, E Waverly, W Waverly

Corder Library

221 N Lafayette

N, S Corder 1st & 2nd Wards

Lexington United Methodist Church

1211 S Highway 13

All Lexington precincts

Higginsville American Legion Building

1001 W 22nd St.

1st, 2nd, 3rd, W Davis, N Higg, Aull-Higg

John Knox Village Higginsville

1201 W 19th St.

All John Knox Village


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