If you are a registered voter and know you will be unable to vote on Election day, prepare to apply for an absentee ballot. In both Illinois and Missouri, absentee ballots can be requested in person at your election authority(county clerk or board of election commissioners). In Missouri, the election authority must receive the absentee ballot by mail no later than 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. You can vote absentee in Missouri beginning six weeks prior to an election.
In Illinois, you need to get the proper application for an absentee ballot, either by mail or in person, from your election authority. Absentee votes are allowed by mail, not more than 40 days nor less than 5 days prior to the election. Absentee votes are allowed in person not more than 40 days nor less than 1 day prior to the election. You can get more information from your county clerk or election board commissioners. Here are some numbers:
St. Louis City 314-622-4336
St. Louis County 314-615-1833
Jefferson County 636-797-5483
St. Charles 636-949-7550
Madison County 618-692-6290
St. Clair County 618-825-2380
You can register to vote at our offices. We have the forms for voter's registration in Missouri and Illinois. You will then have to mail the form to your county seat address, which we have. If you register by mail, you will have to vote in person the first time you vote.(You won't be able to cast an absentee ballot) We also have web links to Missouri and Illinois election information under Local 4 web links for you.
Missouri Election dates for 2011
Election day is November 8
The last day to register is October 12th
Illinois Election dates:
You will have to contact your county seat.