If you have a current application on file, military and overseas ballots and materials are sent to the voter not later than 45 days before the election. Any applications for an absentee ballot received after this will be processed and transmitted no later than two business days after receiving the application. The last day an absentee ballot may be issued to a voter is 5:00 p.m. the Friday prior to an election.
Eligible “covered voters” can submit an application/registration for an absentee ballot until 5:00 p.m. on the Friday prior to the election (Section 115.912 RSMo).
The last day to register and receive a full ballot is the fourth Wednesday prior to an election.
Important Note: The following requests are standing requests for all elections through December 31st of the year following the calendar year of the date of the application or another shorter period the voter specifies (Section 115.926(2) RSMo).
Military and overseas voters (covered voters) may request an absentee ballot by: