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Nov. 3, 2020 General Election

Results

Voter Information

Ways to Vote

  • Vote in person: Polling places are open 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Election Day.
  • Vote absentee: Absentee ballots may be returned by mail, registered carrier, or in person by the voter or a family member within the second degree to the Election Authority by 7 p.m. on Election Day. Absentee ballots may also be dropped off at the voter’s polling location by 7 p.m. on Election Day. There is not a drop box at the Election Authority to drop off absentee ballots after hours or on weekends. 
    • In person: Absentee voting is available in-person at the Election Authority beginning on Tuesday six weeks prior to the election through and including the Monday before the election. In addition to weekday hours, the Election Authority will be open 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. the Saturday before the election.
    • By mail with a notary: Voters may vote absentee by mail with a notarized ballot for religious beliefs or practice, working as an election worker, incarceration (if still eligible to vote), certified participation in an address confidentiality program, or absence on Election Day from election jurisdiction. Applications to receive an absentee ballot by mail are due to the Election Authority by 5 p.m. the second Wednesday prior to the election.
      • Track your Absentee by Mail ballot through BallotTrax
      • If a voter who requested an absentee by mail ballot chooses to vote in person on Election Day, the voter may bring their ballot and envelope to their polling place on Election Day to be voided by an election judge. The voter may then cast their ballot in person. Absentee by mail voters may deliver their ballot and envelope to the Election Authority or their polling place on Election Day to have their ballot counted at the Election Authority election night. A voter cannot cast more than one ballot. If a voter has an absentee by mail ballot and does not surrender it to an election judge to be voided prior to attempting to vote in person at their polling place on Election Day, the system will indicate the voter already has an existing ballot.
      • Notary Information:
        • Notaries notarize the signature of the voter. Do not sign your ballot until you are with the notary. If a voter signs the ballot before it is notarized, the Election Authority will accept a ballot with two signatures from the voter if the notary requires it.
        • Notaries do not need to be from St. Charles County or the state of Missouri. The Election Authority recognizes notaries from all 50 states.
        • Notaries in other states have different rules for how they display their seal. Ballots will not be rejected if a notary follows their state laws.
        • Ballots that require a notary that are not notarized will be rejected. Please make certain you have a notary if you requested a by mail only ballot.
    • By mail without a notary: Voters are eligible to vote absentee by mail without a notary if they are incapacitated or confined because of illness. Applications to receive an absentee ballot by mail are due to the Election Authority by 5 p.m. the second Wednesday prior to the election.
      • Track your Absentee by Mail ballot through BallotTrax
      • If a voter who requested an absentee by mail ballot chooses to vote in person on Election Day, the voter may bring their ballot and envelope to their polling place on Election Day to be voided by an election judge. The voter may then cast their ballot in person. Absentee by mail voters may deliver their ballot and envelope to the Election Authority or their polling place on Election Day to have their ballot counted at the Election Authority election night. A voter cannot cast more than one ballot. If a voter has an absentee by mail ballot and does not surrender it to an election judge to be voided prior to attempting to vote in person at their polling place on Election Day, the system will indicate the voter already has an existing ballot.
    • Instead of an application, voters may submit a written request for an absentee ballot with the following information: Full name; residence address; address where the ballot should be mailed (if different from residence); reason for voting absentee; the date of the election; and signature.
    • Overseas voters may email absentee ballots to electionabsentee@sccmo.org.

Voter Registration Information

  • St. Charles County residents may register in person at the Election Authority office at 397 Turner Boulevard in St. Peters.
  • Residents may register while obtaining services from state agencies such as the Department of Motor Vehicles, Division of Family Services, Military Recruitment or WIC.
  • Other options for registering to vote can be found in the "Helpful Resources" section located on this page and on the Voting in St. Charles County page.

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Directions to the Election Authority

  • The Election Authority is located off Highways 70 and 79 in St. Peters.
  • Exit off Highway 70 and head north on Highway 79.
  • Get in the right lane and bear right onto the North Outer Road exit.
  • Go straight at the stop sign, crossing over the North Outer Road.
  • Enter onto Turner Boulevard. The Election Authority office is the second building on the right.

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