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story.lead_photo.caption Kim Robertson puts her completed ballot for Moniteau County Library issues into the machine to be counted Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017. Photo by David Wilson / California Democrat.

The Moniteau County Clerk's Office has announced deadlines and other important information regarding this year's General Election.

The deadline to be a registered voter and eligible to vote in the Nov. 3, 2020 General Election is Wednesday, Oct. 7. New residents to the county or first time registrants must file their voter registration application by this deadline. Voter registration may be completed in the County Clerk's office during the hours of 8 a.m. to noon and 12:30-4:30 p.m.

Absentee ballots are available for voters who may be out of the county on election day, as well as voters who are confined to their homes due to illness or physical disability and cannot make it to the polls, and can be submitted starting Sept. 22. Each applicant shall state their name, the address at which they are registered, their reason for voting via an absentee ballot, and the address to which the ballot should be mailed.

The last day absentee ballots may be mailed is Wednesday, Oct. 21, and the last day absentee ballots may be submitted in person is Nov. 2.

An absentee ballot application can be granted to a voter's guardian or relative within the second degree, but the relative or guardian must appear in person at the County Clerk's Office to make that absentee application request.

Voters who have had a change of address in the county need to update their new physical address in order to keep their voter registration active. Failure to keep addresses current will result in the voter being removed after two general elections have passed.

Voting in person at the office of the County Clerk will continue through Nov. 2. The Clerk's Office will also be open for in-person voting from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Oct. 31.

Anyone needing additional information about the Nov. 3 General Election, voter registration deadlines, absentee voting or any other questions may contact Moniteau County Clerk Roberta Elliott at 573-796-4661.

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