OREGON COUNTY -- Oregon County Clerk Gary Hensley said absentee ballots are now available for those who cannot get to the polls to vote in the Nov. 2 General Election.
Missouri law limits absentee ballots to voters who are ill, or incapacitated, persons who will be out of the county on election day, or for other legal reasons.
Absentee ballots may be cast in his office at the courthouse at Alton Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The day before the election the county clerk said his office will be open until 5 p.m. to accommodate absentee voters.
Hensley said ballots may also be requested my mail. He said these written requests must be signed and received back in his office by 4:40 p.m. Oct. 27.
Hensley said all voters who have moved or have a change of address need to up date their voter ID cards. He said all voters going to the polls Nov. 2 will be required to show photo ID. He said the best way to do this is with the voter ID card or a driver's license.
In the Aug. 3 primary election in Oregon County 272 absentee votes were cast.