If you wish to apply for an Absentee ballot by mail Click this link to obtain an Absentee application.
The Absentee Department opens for absentee voting Tuesday, February 24 and will remain open during the hours of 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. until Friday, April 3.
In-person absentee voting will also be available two Saturdays prior to the election. The Election Board will open from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. on March 28 and April 4.
Our office must receive all absentee mail applications by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 1. This is the last day we may mail out ballots.
The Election Board office will be open until 5:00 p.m. on February 26, March 11, 27, 30 and April 1and 6.
Only those who will be prevented from going to the polls on election day for one of the following reasons may vote by absentee ballot:
- Voters who will be absent from St. Louis County on election day
- Incapacity or confinement due to sickness or disability, including caring for a person who is incapacited or confined due to sickness or disability (The affidavit envelope does not have to be notarized for anyone requesting an absentee ballot because of sickness or disability).
- Religious belief or practice
- Employment by the Election Board
- Imprisonment, provided all other qualifications for voting are retained
The absentee ballot application is available in Adobe Acrobat .pdf format. To view or print the absentee ballot application, click on the link listed above. If you do not have the Adobe Acrobat reader, click on the "Get Acrobat Reader" icon to download the free software.
All military, or any St. Louis County resident living outside the U.S., may request an absentee ballot by filling out
in lieu of a written request. In addition, their affidavit envelopes do not have to be notarized.
Federal Postcard Instructions (See FORMS Library on right panel)
Federal Postcard Application (See FORMS Library on right panel)
Direct any questions on absentee voting to the Absentee Department .
If you would like us to mail you a ballot we will need a written request.* You must reapply for a new ballot for each election. Absentee ballot requests must be mailed or faxed to the Election Board no later than 5 p.m. the Wednesday before the election. Our fax number is 314/615-1998.
Your letter should contain the following information:
- Your name, including Jr., Sr., II, etc. (please print)
- Your Birthdate and last 4 digits of Social Security Number
- Your St. Louis County residence address (please print)
- The address where the ballot is to be mailed (please print)
- Your reason for voting absentee
- The date of the election for which you are applying
- Your political party preference if you are applying for the August or presidential primary elections
- The signatures of everyone requesting a ballot
*Anyone registering by mail may vote absentee the first time only after enclosing a copy of an approved form of identification with his or her absentee ballot request.
If you are voting absentee, your notarized affidavit envelope, with your voted ballot inside, must be returned to the Election Board no later than 7 p.m. the day of the election either by the voter in person, through the mail, or by registered carrier or a registered voter's close relative.
You may vote an absentee ballot at the Maplewood office of the Election Board from 42 days before an election until 5 p.m. the day before the election. For elections with federal candidates on the ballot, new residents who move to St. Louis County after the last day to register may vote in person at the election office until 7 p.m. on election day.
If a son or daughter is away at college a member of the immediate family may apply in person at the Election Board to request a ballot be sent to him or her.
St. Louis County Board of Election Commissioners
12 Sunnen Drive, Maplewood, MO 63143