Vote by Mail

Per St. Charles County Election Authority

Absentee Voting Eligibility 

You may vote absentee by mail or in person at the St. Charles County Election Authority starting six weeks before election day if one of the following applies. Please note that a notary is not required when voting in person at the St. Charles County Election Authority.

  • 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

  • Active military or overseas civilian and any immediate family living with you

  • Incarceration, if necessary qualifications have been retained

  • Certified participation in the address confidentiality program

Absentee ballots may be returned by mail, registered carrier, or in person by the voter or a family member within the second degree to the Election Authority by 7 p.m. on Election Day. Absentee ballots may also be dropped off at the voter’s polling location by 7 p.m. on Election Day. There is not a drop box at the Election Authority to drop off absentee ballots after hours or on weekends.

Absentee Voting by Mail with a Notary

Voters may vote absentee by mail with a notarized ballot for religious beliefs or practice, working as an election worker, incarceration (if still eligible to vote), certified participation in an address confidentiality program, or absence on Election Day from election jurisdiction. Applications to receive an absentee ballot by mail are due to the Election Authority by 5 p.m., the second Wednesday prior to the election.

Absentee Voting by Mail without a Notary 

Voters are eligible to vote absentee by mail without a notary if they are incapacitated or confined because of illness. Applications to receive an absentee ballot by mail are due to the Election Authority by 5 p.m. the second Wednesday before the election.

Sign up here: Absentee Ballot Application

Check out the tracker: Track your Absentee by Mail Ballot