Absentee balloting for April election to begin Feb. 23

Marion County Clerk Valerie Dornberger announced that absentee balloting will be available starting on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021, to Marion County residents for the April 6, 2021 General Municipal Election.  

Walk-in absentee balloting will be available until Monday, April 5, 2021.  

Qualified registered voters who reside within the city of Hannibal may vote absentee in person at the Marion County collector’s office located at the Hannibal Courthouse, 906 Broadway, weekdays from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.  

Voters throughout Marion County, including Hannibal residents, may cast their absentee ballot in person at the county clerk’s office at the Palmyra Courthouse located at 100 S. Main St., Suite 107, Palmyra, weekdays from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.  

Walk-in absentee voting will also be available on Saturday, April 3, 2021, starting at 8 a.m. until 12 p.m. at the Palmyra Courthouse location only. By law, absentee ballots can be mailed by contacting the county clerk’s office at 573-769-2549 no later than Wednesday, March 24, 2021, at 5 p.m.

Any person in federal service, who is eligible to register and vote in any election in this State, may vote in the election even if they are not registered.  

Those in federal service may vote by mail absentee ballot or in person at the Palmyra Courthouse.  

In addition, any person in federal service may also register to vote, and request/receive an absentee ballot through the Military Overseas Voter Access Portal at https://movotesportal.sos.mo.gov.  

Any registered voter who has changed their place of residence within the county before 5 p.m. on the Wednesday prior to the election should notify the county clerk’s office in Palmyra at 573-769-2549. 

In addition, any registered voter who has obtained a lawful name change such as a marriage should go to the county clerk’s office to sign all the appropriate paperwork to receive their new voter card. 

Absentee balloting is provided by Missouri Law for any registered voter who expects to be prevented from going to the polls to vote on election day due to:

1. Absence on election day from the jurisdiction of the election authority in which he or she is registered to vote;

2. Incapacity or confinement due to illness or physical disability, (no notary required);

3. Religious belief or practice;

4. Employment as an election authority, as a member of an election authority, or by an election authority at a location other than his or her polling place;

5. Incarceration – provided all qualifications for voting are retained.

6. Certified participation in the address confidentiality program established under sections 589.660 to 589.681 because of safety concerns.

For additional information or questions, please contact the county clerk’s pffice at 573-769-2549 or email to: [email protected]