How to Vote Absentee

                        There are 3 different ways to vote.

  1. An application for official Absentee Ballot by mail may be found and printed off from: on the web.
       Voters may vote absentee in person and by mail with an excuse
       February 21st through April 3rd. Voters can absentee vote in person in the County Clerk’s office.

2. Absentee voting 2 weeks prior to the election:
   Voters may vote absentee without an excuse
   between the dates of March 21st through April 3rd. No Excuse Absentee is also done in the County Clerk’s office.

3. Voting on Election day
    April 4th polls are open from 6 am until 7 pm.

The last day to register to vote for the next election is: March 8th 2023

Location: Bates County Administration Building
              103 West Dakota
              Butler Missouri 64730

Bates County Clerk  
Open 8:30 am until 4:30 Monday through Friday
closed for lunch 12:00 to 1:00

The Saturday before the election (April 1st) 8:00am-12:00pm