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Upcoming Elections

The next election date is November 5, 2019, Special Election

November 3, 2020 - General Election
The last day to register to vote is October 7, 2020.

November 3, 2020 - Notice of General Election

Voters have three options to vote in the November 3, 2020 General Election.

  1. In-person absentee voting begins September 22nd and continues through November 2nd. Eligible voters can fill out an absentee ballot application at our office at the Boone County Government Center, show their ID, and cast their ballot in person. The clerk's office will be open until 7pm on all Tuesdays in October and on two Saturdays (October 3 and 31) from 9 am to 1 pm. Beginning September 29, curbside absentee voting and absentee ballot drop off will be available at the Boone County Government Center on 9th Street in the dock area for the convenience of voters.

  2. Voters can request a mailed absentee or mail-in ballot until October 21st at 5pm. Absentee ballots can be requested online or you can print and return an application by mail, email, or fax. Absentee ballots can be mailed or dropped off at the Boone County Government Center by the voter or a spouse, parent, sibling, or child. Bring a form of ID if you are returning your ballot in person. Mail-in ballots can be requested by printing and returning an application by mail or in person. Mail-in ballots must be returned by mail only. One of the drive-through mail collection boxes at the Columbia Post Office on 5th Street and Walnut will also be designated as a ballot drop off box.

    Notarization of your ballot is required for all mailed ballots EXCEPT absentee ballots for voters that are incapacitated or confined due to illness or injury or at-risk for contracting or transmitting COVID-19. A list of notaries is available here.

    More information about voting by mail options for the 2020 election is available here. Absentee and mail-in voters will be able to see whether their ballot has been mailed and received by looking up their voter record. Voters with a current email address on file will also receive emails when their ballot has been mailed and received. Finally, all mailed ballots have a unique code for tracking mailed ballots back to our office.

  3. Polling places will be open on Election Day (November 3) from 6am til 7pm. You can use our Find Your Polling Place tool to see your assignment. Both the Boone County Government Center and Mizzou Arena will serve as central polling places for any registered Boone County voter. Due to COVID-19 precautions, each polling place will have plexiglass shields in front of election judges, election judges will have masks, hand sanitizer will be available, and social distancing measures will be observed.

In partnership with the Daniel Boone Regional Library, Columbia Public Schools, Southern Boone Public Schools, and Centralia Public Schools, voters will have six weekend opportunities to return their absentee ballot or cast their in-person absentee ballot around Boone County. Locations will operate from 10am to 3pm at the following schools:

October 3: Hickman High School parking lot (look for the DBRL Bookmobile, Jr.)
October 4: Douglass High School (Park Avenue side)
October 10: Southern Boone Primary School parking lot (look for the DBRL Bookmobile, Jr.)
October 17: Rock Bridge High School parking lot (look for the DBRL Bookmobile, Jr.)
October 24: Centralia High School parking lot (look for the DBRL Bookmobile, Jr.)
October 25: Douglass High School (Park Avenue side)