VOTING INFORMATION FOR MISSOURIANS IN FEDERAL SERVICE
To our military voters – thank you. We want to make the process of voting as easy as possible for you and will do all we can to make the process run smoothly.
In 2010, the military and overseas voting process became faster and more convenient than ever before. Thanks to new state and federal laws, you can now access required forms online, receive your unvoted ballot securely by email, and even track your ballot to ensure it was received back home.
The Missouri Elections Division will work with Local Election Authorities to ensure military and overseas voters understand these changes. For more information, contact us toll free at 800-669-8683 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The information on this page applies to:
- Members of the armed forces of the United States, while in active service and their spouses and dependents
- Active members of the merchant marine of the United States and their spouses and dependants
- Civilian employees of the United States government working outside the boundaries of the United States, and their spouses and dependants
- Active members of religious or welfare organizations assisting servicemen, and their spouses and dependents
- Persons who have been honorably discharged from the armed forces or who have terminated their service or employment in any group mentioned in this section within sixty days of an election, and their spouses and dependents
Unsure if you are registered to vote? You can check using the voter registration look up tool.
If you are not registered to vote, you can register and request your absentee ballot at the same time using the Federal Post Card Application. On this form, you will select how you wish to receive your blank ballot, which may be sent to you by mail, fax, or email.
You must return the Federal Post Card Application by MAIL to your local election authority.
Yes, even if you miss the registration deadline, state and federal law allow active members of the armed forces and their dependents to vote for federal offices only.
You may fill out the Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB) and MAIL to your local election authority.
Absentee ballots are available 45 days prior to the election. You can request a ballot using the Federal Post Card Application. On this form, you will select how you wish to receive your blank ballot, which may be sent to you by mail, fax, or email.
You may return the Federal Post Card Application by MAIL or FAX to your local election authority.
Additionally, relatives within the second degree may complete an absentee ballot application, in person, on behalf of the voter who wishes to vote absentee.
This can be done at the office of your local election authority.
You will receive your ballot according to the method you selected on your absentee ballot application.Detailed instructions will accompany your ballot.
Most voters are required to return their physical ballot by MAIL. Postage is not required if you are mailing your ballot from an APO/FPO mail facility, U.S. embassy or consulate, or U.S. post office. You must use the prepaid return envelope template
to receive free postage.
If you are serving in a hostile fire area such as Iraq, Afghanistan, or Kosovo, you may return your voted ballot by MAIL, FAX or EMAIL.
A cover sheet is required when faxing or e-mailing voted ballots to your local election authority.
Absentee ballots must be received by your local election authority no later than 7:00 p.m. CST on June 4, 2013.
You can confirm that your ballot was received by your local election authority by contacting our office at email@example.com or (866) 868-3245.Detailed instructions will accompany your ballot.