Johnson 
 County Missouri

 

Registering to Vote

If you would like to register to vote in Johnson County, you may do so by completing the Missouri Voter Registration Application.

You may register in person, or get a mail-in application at the Johnson County Clerk's Office.

Online registration is currently unavailable.

For information on additional locations that provide applications, Click Here or contact the Johnson County Clerk's Office at

(660) 747-6161.  If you would like to register to vote in any other county in Missouri, Click Here!

For any voter questions or election related correspondence contact
voter@jococourthouse.com

To be eligible to register to vote you must:

 

  •  Be a U.S. Citizen
  •  Be a Missouri resident
  •  Be at least 17 1/2 years of age (must be 18 to vote)
  •  Not be adjudged incapacitated by a court of law
  •  Not be confined under a sentence of imprisonment
  •  Not be on probation or parole after conviction of a felony, until finally discharged
  •  Not have been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor connected with the right of suffrage

The Voting Process

Every voter has a right to participate in the voting process… ﷯As a registered Missouri voter, you have the right to: Cast your ballot free from interference in a private and secret manner unless assistance is requested; View written instructions on how to obtain a ballot for voting, how to vote and prepare the ballot for deposit in the ballot box; Ask for and receive further instructions from election judges concerning the manner of voting; View a sample ballot in the polling place before voting; Polls Open at 6:00 AM and close at 7:00 PM on Election Day. Cast a vote if you are in line before the polls are closed at 7:00 P.M. Ask to have the election judges or person of your choice assist you in voting if you cannot read, are blind, or have any other physical disability and cannot vote your ballot; request curbside voting for a more accessible polling location if needed; Receive another ballot if your ballot is accidentally spoiled or you make an error; Vote on statewide candidates and issues and federal candidates by provisional ballot if the election judges or the election authority cannot determine your registration status; Vote by absentee ballot when permitted by law; File a grievance with the Secretary of State’s Office if your rights under the Help America Vote Act, Title III, have been violated. The unofficial results for the election are posted on the website after 7:00 PM on Election Night. The Official Results can not be posted until a Certification Team has verified the count to be correct. This is usually available the following Tuesday after an election due to some possible Military Ballots coming in after the election. If you feel your voting rights have been violated, contact the Secretary of State’s office at 800-669-8683 or 
The United States Department of Justice at 800-253-3931.

Absentee Voting

 

You may vote an absentee ballot by mail or in person at the Johnson County Clerk’s Office starting six weeks before Election Day if one of the following applies:

  •  Absent on Election Day from the jurisdiction in which you are registered;
  •  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 judge;
  •  Incarceration provided all qualifications for voting are retained.

Vote an absentee ballot in person:

Absentee Ballots may be cast beginning 6 weeks prior to the election date.  The deadline for absentee voting in the County Clerk’s Office is 5:00 PM on the day before the election.  We are open at the Johnson County Courthouse Monday - Friday 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM including thru the lunch time for absentee voting, and the Saturday before the election from 8:30 AM until 12:30 PM.

 

Click Me for Absentee Request Form

Applying for an absentee ballot by mail:

You will need to request a ballot in writing, and must reapply for a new ballot before each election.  If you have registered to vote by mail, proof of identification is required before an absentee ballot may be mailed to you.  You can include a copy of your Driver’s License, Military ID or Passport or other ID as long as it includes a photo and a signature and this will meet the proof of identification requirement.

 

Absentee Ballots include a postage–paid envelope.  A ballot may also be hand carried into the County Clerk’s Office until 7:00 p.m. on Election Day.  Either the voter, or a relative within the second degree (parent, spouse, child, grandparent, grandchild, brother, sister, mother-in-law, father-in-law, sister-in-law, brother-in-law) may return the ballot.

 

  •  Absentee Ballots requested by persons unable to vote at the polls due to absence from the county on Election Day are required to be notarized
  •  Absentee Ballots requested by persons being prevented to vote at the polls due to illness or disability are not required to be notarized
  •  By state statute no one can be charged a fee for having a ballot notarized (RSMo 115.283)

 

Written request for an Absentee Ballot must be received in the County Clerk’s Office no later than 5:00 p.m. the second Wednesday before any election.  You may download an application (HERE)  After completing the application return it to the County Clerk’s Office by mail or by fax at 660-747-1243.  When not using an application, your request must contain the following information:

  •  Your full name
  •  Address where you live
  •  Address where you would like the ballot to be mailed
  •  Reason for voting absentee
  •  The date of the election
  •  The party ballot you want to receive if you are applying for a Primary Election ballot
  •  Your signature

 

Permanently Disabled:

You and your caregiver can request to be put on a list to receive your ballots by mail.  You may call our office to receive an application, which you will need to complete and return to our office.  You will be placed on a list and will automatically be sent an Absentee Ballot Application before each election in which you are entitled to vote.  You will then need to sign and return the application if you wish to receive your ballot for that election.

 

Military and Overseas Civilian:

You may request a Registration Application and Absentee Ballot Request – Federal Post Card Application from your commanding officer or download the Federal Post Card on-line at www.fvap.gov.  A new request must be submitted for each election cycle.  An election cycle is not necessarily one calendar year.  The March Presidential Primary is one election cycle.  The April General Municipal Election is another election cycle.  The August Primary and November General are considered one election cycle.  To vote on all ballot issues, you must be a registered voter in Johnson County.

 

The Affidavit Envelope does not have to be notarized for anyone requesting an absentee ballot when you are a registrant who resides outside the boundaries of the United States, or who is in active duty, or a dependent of one who is in active duty, with the armed forces of the United States.

 

College Students:

If you are a college student, attending school in another county or state, you are still eligible to vote on Johnson County issues.  If you are unable to come to your hometown to vote at your regular polling place, it is your responsibility to request an absentee ballot.

 

Where can I vote in Warrensburg if I am a college student?

If you are registered to vote in Johnson County, your polling place will be listed on your voter card.  If you are registered to vote in another county in Missouri, you will need to vote at that polling place or request an absentee ballot prior to the Wednesday before Election Day.

 

How can I vote if I’m living in another county or state, but registered in Johnson County?

You may request an absentee ballot using the instructions given in this section regarding absentee voting.  The last day to request an absentee ballot is the Wednesday before each election.

 

How can I request an absentee ballot if I’m registered in another county/state?

You will need contact the Election Authority for the county in which you are registered regarding absentee voting.

 

“May we think of freedom, not as the right to do as we please, but as the opportunity to do what is right”

 

~ Peter Marshall

Polling Locations

    Precinct                    Poll Name and Address

 

Warrensburg SE-1           Warrensburg Community of Christ Church

Montserrat                         700 S Mitchell St, Warrensburg

 

Warrensburg SE-2           Grover Park Baptist Church

Warrensburg NE               Family Life Center

                                              405 N Mitchell St, Warrensburg

 

Warrensburg SW             First United Methodist Church

Warrensburg NW             141 E Gay St, Warrensburg

 

North Holden                     Hallar Building *

South Holden                    101 W. Third, Holden

Kingsville

Rose Hill

 

Knob Noster                      Jubilation Hall, United Methodist Church

Lowland                             108 S State St, Knob Noster

 

Centerview                         Youth Community Building

Columbus                           Johnson County Fairgrounds

                                              144 NW 361, Warrensburg

 

Chilhowee                         Chilhowee Baptist Church

                                             101 S Pennsylvania Ave, Chilhowee

 

Post Oak                             Leeton City Hall

Jefferson                            108 W Summerfield, Leeton

 

Pittsville                              Elm Spring Baptist Church *

                                              569 NW 1601st Road, Kingsville

 

Hazel Hill                             Liberty Baptist Church

Simpson                              85 NW 795, Warrensburg

 

*denotes new polling location

"Democracy is the government of the people, by the people for the people."

Registration Locations

Can I register to vote by mail?

Yes, mail-in postcard applications are available at the following locations throughout the county:

Chilhowee Post Office
Holden Bank of Holden, F & C Bank, Holden City Hall, Trails Regional Library

Kingsville - Post Office

Centerview – Post Office
Pittsville – Pittsville PDQ

Knob Noster – City Hall, Post Office, Trails Regional Library
Leeton – Leeton City Hall, Casey’s, Public Library, Sunflower Bank

Warrensburg – Community Health Services, Dept. of Motor Vehicle, WILS-West Central Independent Living Services,                                    Trails Regional Library, Water District #1

The postcards are pre-addressed.  Once you have completed and signed the postcard registration application, you can mail it to the affixed address.

Voter FAQ

Who can register to vote?

In order to vote, citizens living in Missouri must register to vote.  Any U.S. Citizen 17 years and 6 months of age or older, if a Missouri resident, may register in the state.  The following are the only exceptions:

  •  A person who is adjudged incapacitated
  •  A person who is confined under sentence of imprisonment
  •  A person who is on probation or parole after a conviction of a felony until final discharge
  •  A person after conviction of a felony or misdemeanor connected with the right of suffrage (RSMo 115.133)

Is there a website to see if I am registered to vote?

Yes, the Johnson County Courthouse website is www.jococourthouse.com.  Here you can locate various types of information for the entire Courthouse. On the left side of the home page there is a section called Voting Information where you can find information on the election results, register to vote, election calendar, previous election calendars, poll locations, absentee voting, and see your ballot.

 

The SOS website allows you to check and see if you a registered voter in the state of Missouri.

Voter Lookup

How and where can I register to vote?

Qualified citizens may register in person at the County Clerk’s Office, by mail, or at the Driver’s License Bureau.  You may become registered by completing a form with identity and residence information, along with qualifications that are signed and sworn to, then witnessed by the election authority or designated deputy.  You must be 18 years of age on or before the day of a particular election to be eligible to vote in that election.  Missouri has no residency requirement to register, but you must be registered by the 4th Wednesday preceding an election to be eligible to vote in that election.

Can I vote at any polling place?

No, you need to vote at the polling place listed on your voter card.  Ballot styles are printed based on the districts calling for an election.  Voters are required to vote on the candidates and issues for the districts in which they live.  If you go to another polling location you won’t be in their poll book and they won’t have the proper ballot style for you.

What if I move or change my name?

After you have registered, you usually do not need to register again even if you have not voted in the past few elections.  If you are registering for the first time, need to update your address or change your name, you can go to www.jococourthouse.com  and click on main menu at the top of the homepage and select “Voter Info” on the left side of the screen.  Click on the link that says “Register to Vote By Mail” and complete the voter registration application.  Print it off, sign and mail it to our office.

 

If you have forgotten to update your registration you can still vote on Election Day.  Just contact our office at 660-747-7414 and we will be able to assist you with your new information.

 

Special Voting Provisions (Absentee Voting)

You may vote an absentee ballot by mail or in person at the Johnson County Clerk’s Office starting six weeks before Election Day if one of the following applies:

  • Absent on Election Day from the jurisdiction in which you are registered;
  • 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 judge;
  • Incarceration provided all qualifications for voting are retained.

     For more information on Absentee Voting click here.

What time do the polls open on Election Day?

The Polls open at 6:00 AM and close at 7:00 PM. If there is a line that extends out the door at 7:00 PM,  Those in line will be gathered into the poll location and will be allowed to vote. This allows those that were at the polls before closing at 7:00 PM will be given the chance to vote. The optimal time to visit the polls to vote depends upon the location. Early in the morning is when there is a lot of voters at the polls, also about 30 min. before close. Usually anytime during the later hours of the morning and early afternoon are less busy. This of course also depends on the Election type also. So all in all just "Get out There and Vote!!!

 

 

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 Abraham Lincoln