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Vote absentee in-person





Starting six weeks before an election, if you are a Lewis County registered voter, you may request and vote an absentee ballot at the Lewis County Clerk's office. You can conveniently request, receive, and return your voted ballot all at the same time and place.

If you prefer to vote absentee by mail, learn more about the absentee mail process in Lewis County.

You must make your request in-person by 5:00 pm the Monday before the election.

What to expect





Absentee voting in-person starts six weeks before the election in the Lewis County Clerk's office.

Lewis County Clerk
100 East Lafayette St.
Monticello, MO 63457



To request a ballot you will need to complete a simple form that includes:

  • Your name
  • Your current residential address
  • Last 4 digits of your social security number
  • Reason for requesting an absentee ballot
  • Your telephone number
  • Your signature

Remember to bring your glasses if you need them to see.

View the Missouri application to vote absentee (PDF).


Upon completion of the form you will:
  1. Receive your ballot and a large envelope.  
  2. Complete the envelope with the required information, which includes the same information that you provided on the request form. 
  3. Vote your ballot.
  4. Place the ballot into the envelope.
  5. Remember to sign your envelope.
  6. Seal and return the envelope to Lewis County Clerk staff member.
  7. Receive your "I voted" sticker.
After you turn in your ballot
  1. When your envelope is received, your signature on the return envelope will be compared to the signature on your voter registration card. 
  2. Your address and reason for voting absentee are verified by Lewis County Clerk staff.
  3. On Election Day, your ballot will be removed from the envelope and placed in a separate pile from the envelopes to protect your privacy.
  4. All verified absentee ballots are counted Election Day in every election, regardless of the outcome or closeness of any race.
  5. Call the Lewis County Clerk's office at (573) 767-5205 after Election Day if you have questions about your absentee ballot.


Where to vote before Election Day page

What's on the ballot page