Absentee & Registration Applications

For an absentee or voter registration application simply select the required form(s), complete and return to our offices by the deadline.

Marion County Clerk
100 S Main St, Ste 107
Palmyra, Missouri 63461

Online Missouri Voter Registration Form
Online Missouri Absentee Ballot Information
Marion County Voter Registration Form

Voter ID Requirements


Absentee and Mail-In Voting Information

Marion County Clerk Valerie Dornberger announced that Absentee Balloting and Mail-In Balloting is now open to Marion County residents for the November 3, 2020 General Election.  Walk-in Balloting will be available until Monday, November 2, 2020.

Qualified registered voters who reside within the City of Hannibal may vote absentee in person at the Collector’s Office in the Hannibal Courthouse, located at 906 Broadway or 7A Northport Plaza, weekdays until 5:00 p.m.  Voters throughout Marion County, including Hannibal residents, may cast their absentee ballot in person or request a mail-in ballot at the County Clerk’s Office at the Palmyra Courthouse, weekdays until 5:00 p.m.  Walk-in absentee voting will also be available on Saturday, October 31, 2020 starting at 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. at the Palmyra Courthouse and 7A Northport Plaza in Hannibal. By law, absentee ballots and mail-in ballots can be mailed by contacting the County Clerk’s Office no later than Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.

Any person in federal service, who is eligible to register and vote in any election in this State, may vote in the election even if they are not registered.  Those in federal service may vote by mail absentee ballot or in person at the Palmyra Courthouse.  In addition, any person in federal service may also register to vote, and request/receive an absentee ballot through the Military Overseas Voter Access Portal at https://movotesportal.sos.mo.gov.  Any registered voter who has changed their place of residence within the County before 5:00 p.m. on the Wednesday prior to the election should notify the County Clerk’s Office in Palmyra at 573-769-2549. In addition, any registered voter who has obtained a lawful name change such as a marriage should go to the County Clerk’s Office to sign all the appropriate paperwork to receive their new voter card.

Absentee Balloting is provided by Missouri Law for any registered voter who expects to be prevented from going to the polls to vote on Election Day due to:

  1. Absence on Election Day from the jurisdiction of the Election Authority in which he or she is registered to vote;
  2. Incapacity or confinement due to illness or physical disability; (NO NOTARY REQUIRED)
  3. Religious belief or practice;
  4. Employment as an Election Authority, as a member of an Election authority, or by an Election authority at a location other than his or her polling place;
  5. Incarceration – provided all qualifications for voting are retained.
  6. Certified participation in the address confidentiality program established under sections 589.660 to 589.681 because of safety concerns.

I have contracted or am in an at-risk category for contracting or transmitting severe acute respiratory syndrome, Coronavirus 2 (COVID-19), Pursuant to Section 115.277.6, RSMo. (NO NOTARY REQUIRED)

At-risk voters are individuals who:

  • Are 65 years of age or older
  • Have serious heart conditions
  • Are immuno-compromised
  • Have liver disease
  • Live in a long-term care facility licensed under Chapter 198, RSMo.
  • Have chronic lung disease or moderate to severe asthma
  • Have chronic kidney disease and are undergoing dialysis
  • Have diabetes

Mail-In Ballots are provided by Missouri Law for the 2020 Election year only as follows:

  1.  Any registered voter can request a mail-in ballot.  (NOTARY IS REQUIRED) AND BALLOT MUST BE RETURNED BY MAIL TO ELECTION       

For additional information or questions, please contact the County Clerk’s Office at 573-769-2549 or email to: vdornberger@marioncounty-mo.gov.

Moving From One County to Another

Any registered voter who moves from one county to another county in the state after the books close may vote by absentee ballot for President and Vice President, U.S. Senator, State Representative in Congress, statewide elected officials and state wide questions, propositions and amendments without being registered in their new jurisdiction of residence.

Application for Absentee Ballot

Application may be made by the applicant in person or by mail, or for the applicant in person by his or her guardian or a relative within the second degree by consanguinity of affinity.

Election Calendars

We have provided the Missouri State Election calendar for your convenience. On the state website you can also receive updated information about Special Elections and other voting information such as Absentee Ballots, Military Voters and other related voting and election information.


Sample Ballot

April 6, 2021 Sample Ballot General Municipal Election

Polling Locations

1st Ward – 7A Northport Plaza, Hannibal
2nd Ward – 1st Precinct – Assembly of God Church, 1901 Missouri, Hannibal
2nd Ward – 2nd Precinct – Admiral Coontz Recreation Center, 301 Warren Barrett Drive, Hannibal
3rd Ward – True Church, 201 Willow (Corner of Arch & Chestnut, former Arch Methodist Church), Hannibal
4th Ward – Admiral Coontz Recreation Center, 301 Warren Barrett Drive, Hannibal
5th Ward – Prince Avenue Baptist Church, 1720 Prince Ave., Hannibal
6th Ward – American Legion, Post #55, 3819 Hwy MM, Hannibal
Miller Township – Clover Road Christian Church, 785 Clover Rd, Hannibal
Palmyra – American Legion, #5 Charlie Brown Industrial Park, Palmyra
South River Township – Immanuel Lutheran Church, 6508 County Road 263, Hannibal
Monroe City – Tri County Tire Repair, Hwy 24 & 36, Monroe City
Warren Township – Warren Baptist Church
Union Township – Philadelphia Community Center, 2999 CR 13, Philadelphia
Round Grove Township – Emerson Community House, Emerson

Fabius Township – Mt. Olivet Church, Highway 6, Taylor

Fabius Township – Fabius Community Center, County Road 316, Palmyra

Voting Deadlines

Registration and Absentee Deadlines

Last day to register for any election: Fourth Wednesday prior to election
Last day to request an absentee ballot to be mailed:  Second Wednesday prior to election
Last day to vote absentee in person: Monday before election

Rules Regarding Absentee Ballots

  • Absentee ballots may not be carried out by anyone
  • Absentee ballots may be returned by mail or in person
  • Persons in the military or persons requesting absentee ballots due to illness or physical confinement or caretakers of persons who are ill or disabled, persons who have contracted or at risk for contracting or transmitting severe acute respiratory syndrome, Coronavirus 2 (COVID-19),  are not required to have their ballot notarized. All other absentee ballots must be notarized.