April Election Moved Back to June 2 Due to COVID-19

Due to Covid-19, and so much surrounding it being unknown, Governor Mike Parsons has announced that the April 7 Municipal Election has now been postponed until June 2. “I just want to let the voters of Shelby County, know of some of the changes with the Election, amongst all of the other changes in our world we are dealing with daily now,” Shelby County Clerk Stephanie Bender said.
Important dates to remember for the Municipal Election are as follows:
•You must be registered by March 11
•You must be 18 by April 7 to vote in the Municipal Election
•The deadline to file as a write-in candidate is March 27. Our office will be open until 5 pm that day.
•The new deadline to apply for an absentee ballot shall be May 20.
•In-person absentee ballots may be cast until 5pm on June 1.
•Absentee ballots must be received in our office by June 2.
The County Clerk’s Office is still open for you to do in-person absentee voting, or you can request a ballot be mailed to you at your residence. If you choose to do in-person voting, you need call ahead as our procedure will now be a little different to protect you and my staff.
As of now polling locations will remain the same for the June 2 Election as it always has been. If something should happen to change, the Clerk’s office will let everyone know as soon as it can.
If you are feeling ill in any way you should refrain from visiting the Courthouse, as they are trying to protect all of the employees and also protect the general public.
The Clerk’s office appreciates the Shelby County Citizens for their understanding during these constantly changing times. If you have any questions or would like an absentee ballot sent to you, please contact The Shelby County Clerk’s Office at 573-633-2181.