Voter Information & Registration

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

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 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. Voters can also print a request from the home page of the Lafayette County website.

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, (No Notary Required);
*Religious belief or practice;
*Employment as 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.
*Certified paricipation in the address confidentiality program established under sections 589.660 to 589.681 because of safety concerns.
*I have contracted or am in an at-risk category for contracting or transmitting severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2(COVID-19), pursuant to Section 115.277.6, RSMo. (No Notary Required).
*Mail-In Ballot: any registered voter can request a mail-in ballot.  If selecting this option, the application must be delivered to your local election authority in person or by mail only.  (NOTARY  REQUIRED FOR ALL MAIL-IN BALLOTS- BALLOTS MUST BE RETURNED BY MAIL!).

To print a request form for an absentee ballot, click on the link below:
*Request for Missouri Absentee - November 3,2020  (PDF Document)
Please Submit the form: 
County Clerk's Office, 1001 Main, Lexington, MO 64067 (in person or by mail, if time allows)
or by fax - 660-259-6109


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.

Mail-in or faxed absentee ballot requests must be received by the election authority no later than the 5:00 p.m. on the second Wednesday prior to any election. Voters can vote by absentee in the County Clerk's office until 5:00 p.m. the day before the election.
Additional information for military and overseas voters may be found at the Secretary of State's website.

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)
*Online at https://www.sos.mo.gov/elections/goVoteMissouri/register.aspx.  If you register online, you will not be able to request to absentee vote until your signature has been witnessed in person.

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

Election Day
The polls will be open from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.   Please exercise your right to vote.  See list of polling locations below.

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 and that are available online to know how you intend to vote on each candidate and issue prior to entering the polls. 
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