Lafayette County Voter Information and Registration

For additional information or if you have any questions, please contact the County Clerk's office at 660-259-4315 or email niendick@lafayettecountymo.com .

To view a sample ballot for your polling location please visit the home page of the county website.

Voter ID- IF YOU'RE REGISTERED, YOU CAN VOTE!

Missouri’s new photo voter ID law (HB 1631), effective on June 1, 2017, outlines identification options for registered Missouri voters to use on Election Day at their polling location.

Most Missourians have a Missouri Driver's License or Nondriver License, which is an acceptable photo ID for voting. There are also plenty of other options, too.

• Option 1: Provide a Missouri issued Driver or Non-Driver license, U.S. Passport, or Military ID

• Option 2: Provide a secondary form of identification, such as a paycheck or bank statement and sign a statement confirming their identity

• Option 3: If the voter has no form of identification, but is a registered voter, they may cast a provisional ballot

Missouri’s photo voter ID law also requires the state of Missouri to assist voters who might not have a photo ID   with the process of obtaining one free Missouri non-driver license for the purpose of voting.

Avoid Long Lines
As always, voters can help avoid lines at the polls in several ways.
*Have identification ready as you enter the polling location
*Avoid peak times. These times are: 6:00-8:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. and 5:00-7:00 p.m.
*Be Prepared. Study the ballots that are printed in the newspapers and that are available online to know how you intend to vote on each candidate and issue prior to entering the polls. 
 
Fill in the Oval
Our system requires that the voter fill in the ovals. 
 
No Straight Ticket Voting
In 2006, the Missouri General Assembly removed from the election laws of the State of Missouri, the option to vote a straight ticket. Voters must fillin the oval next to each candidate they wish to cast a vote for. Voters are not required to vote on every race and issue in order for their ballot to be counted. Every oval completed will be counted even if some ovals are left unmarked.
 
Absentee Voting
Absentee ballots may be voted in the Office of the County Clerk until 5:00 p.m. the day before the election.  The office is open daily from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Individuals may request absentee ballots by mail by contacting the office at 660-259-4315. Voters can also print a request from the home page of the Lafayette County website.
 
Election Day
The polls will be open from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.   Please exercise your right to vote.  See list of polling locations below.

Voter Registration Information
Registration Qualifications:
*18 Years of age by Election Day
*US Citizen
*Lafayette County Resident

Where to Register to Vote
Lafayette County residents can register to vote:
*At the County Clerk's Office
*At the City Hall in most of our county cities
*At any Department of Motor Vehicles office, or state agency providing a service to the public (WIC, Social Services, etc)

No person shall be entitled to vote
While confined under a sentence of imprisonment; While on probation or parole after the conviction of a felony; After conviction of a felony or misdemeanor connected with voting or the right of suffrage.  
 
Absentee Voting
County residents who are not able to go to their polling place on Election Day may vote absentee beginning six weeks prior to an election.

Absentee voters must provide one of the following reasons for voting absentee:
*Absence on Election Day from the jurisdiction of the election authority in which such voter is registered to vote;
*Incapacity or confinement due to illness or physical disability, including a person who is primarily responsible for the physical care of a person who is incapacitated or confined due to illness or disability;
*Religious belief or practice;
*Employment as an election authority or by an election authority at a location other than such voter's polling place;
*Incarceration, provided all qualifications for voting are retained.
*Certified paricipation in the address confidentiality program established under sections 589.660 to 589.681 because of safety concerns.

 
Voters can request absentee ballots from the County Clerk's Office in person at the County Courthouse, 1001 Main, Lexington, MO, by fax,  660-259-6109, or by mail (if time allows) to the same address as above. After filling out the form, absentee ballot requests should be returned to the County Clerk's Office by fax or by mail (if time allows).  Relatives within the first degree (parents and children) may complete an absentee ballot application, in person, on behalf of the voter who wishes to vote absentee.

To print a request form for an absentee ballot, click on the link below:
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Request for Missouri Absentee Ballot Form  (PDF Document) 

Mail-in or faxed absentee ballot requests must be received by the election authority no later than the 5:00 p.m. on the Wednesday prior to any election. Voters can vote by absentee in the office of the local election authority until 5:00 p.m. the night before the election.

Additional information for military and overseas voters
may be found at the
Secretary of State's website.
 
POLLING LOCATION ADDRESS PRECINCT

Bates City First Baptist Church

200 E Highway Z

Bates City, Ferguson School Rural

Concordia Community Center

802 S Gordon

Concordia-Aullville, 1st, East Concordia, 2nd, West Concordia, 1st & 2nd Emma

Alma City Hall

205 S County Rd.

1st, N Alma, 2nd, S Alma, East Davis, 1st Blackburn

Odessa Dyer Park Community Bldg.

601 W Main St.

N Odessa 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and E Odessa

Odessa New Horizon Presbyterian Church

4266 Highway 131

S Odessa 1st, 2nd & 3rd and Lake Lafayette

Mayview Community Building

 

All Mayview precincts

Dover Community Building

298 W Walnut

All Dover precincts

Napoleon City Hall

104 S 2nd St.

East/West Napoleon

Wellington Community Christian Center

710 W Highway 224

All Wellington precincts

Waverly City Hall

111 E Kelling Ave.

1st, 2nd, E Waverly, W Waverly

Corder Library

221 N Lafayette

N, S Corder 1st & 2nd Wards

Lexington United Methodist Church

1211 S Highway 13

All Lexington precincts

Higginsville American Legion Building

1001 W 22nd St.

1st, 2nd, 3rd, W Davis, N Higg, Aull-Higg

John Knox Village Higginsville

1201 W 19th St.

All John Knox Village