Daviess County courthouse

Daviess County Elections


Find answers to some of our most frequently asked questions below. If you still need help, you can reach us by email at countyclerk@daviesscountymo.gov or phone at 660-663-3300, extension 4.

Voting Procedures During COVID-19

What precautions will be taken at the polling place?

People in line will wait 6 feet apart, everyone will be required to wear masks, and sanitizer will be available upon entry and exit.

Will I need to wear a mask?

 Voters will be required to wear a mask upon entering the building. If you don’t have one, we’ll give you one.

How can I avoid crowds?

  • Voting by mail (last day to mail out a ballot for the April 5th election is March 23, 2022)
  • Voting Absentee in person at the County Clerk’s office up to 5pm on Monday, April 4, 2022
  • Avoiding voting on Election Day between 6am-8am and 5pm-7pm on Election Day.

Registering to Vote

Do I need an ID to register online to vote?

All Missouri residents who are eligible to vote may fill out a voter registration application online on the Secretary of State’s website. The website can also create a paper voter registration application for you to print, sign, and mail.

I’ve moved. How do I change my address?

You can update your Daviess County residence address by re-registering online or by submitting a paper voter registration application. You will be required to prove your identity on Election Day at the poll. You can also update your voter registration information in person at the County Clerk’s office and prove your identity at that time.

When is the deadline to register to vote?

Missouri residents must be registered to vote by 5 pm on the fourth Wednesday before Election Day. For this date and other important election deadlines, see our election calendar.

How and Where to Vote

When does Absentee voting start?

Missouri law allows voters to cast their Absentee ballots as early as 6 weeks before an election. For the April 5, 2022, General Municipal Election, early voting will begin February 22, 2022. There is only one Absentee voting location in Daviess County:

  • County Clerk’s Office: 102 North Main Street, Gallatin, MO 64640. Phone: (660) 663-3300, ext 4.
  • Open Monday – Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Where can I vote on election day?

Voters in Daviess County must vote at their assigned polling location in the county. Find the the township you reside in for the voting location for you.

What to Expect on Election Day

What do I need to bring with me?

In most cases, Missouri voters are required to show identification at their polling place. If this is the first time you are voting in Daviess County (and you have not previously verified your identity at the County Clerk’s office) you will need to bring a valid ID with your current physical address. If your ID does not have your current address you will also have to bring with you a piece of official mail that shows your name and your current physical address (not your mailing address). See the full list of acceptable forms of ID.

What are my rights as a voter?

  • If the polls close while you’re still in line, stay in line – you have the right to vote.
  • If you make a mistake on your ballot, ask for a new one.
  • If the machines are down at your polling place, ask for a paper ballot.
  • Voters are entitled to a provisional ballot, even if they aren’t in the poll book.
  • If you run into any problems or have questions on Election Day, call the Election Protection Hotline:
    • English: 1-866-OUR-VOTE / 1-866-687-8683
    • Spanish: 1-888-VE-Y-VOTA / 1-888-839-8682
    • Arabic: 1-844-YALLA-US / 1-844-925-5287
    • For Bengali, Cantonese, Hindi, Urdu, Korean, Mandarin, Tagalog, or Vietnamese: 1-888-274-8683

Accessible Voting

What if I have a permanent disability and want to vote in person?

It is your right to vote privately and independently. For information about your options, visit our Accessible Voting page.

How to Get Involved

How can I become an election worker?

If you’d like to serve your community and make money as an election worker, see what’s involved on our Become an Election Worker page.

How do I run for office?

For information for candidates and campaigns, visit our Resources for Candidates page.

How can I get to know my local election department?

Elections are people powered! To learn more about your local election department and get in touch, visit the Contact Us page.