Coming up is the Special Municipal Election for the City of Springfield, scheduled August 8.

You wanna vote?  If you aren’t going to be in town on election day, then you may want to download the application from and returning it by email to  All ballots must be received by August 8 before 7 pm to be counted.

Voters are required to have one of the following reasons in order to claim the absentee ballots:

  • Absence on Election Day from the jurisdiction of the election authority in which such voter is registered to vote;
  • Incapacity or confinement due to illness or physical disability on Election Day, including a person who is primarily responsible for the physical care of a person who is incapacitated or confined due to illness or disability and resides at the same address;
  • Religious belief or practice;
  • Employment as an election authority or by an election authority at a location other than such voter’s polling place, a first responder, a health care worker, or a member of law enforcement;
  • Incarceration, provided all qualifications for voting are retained;
  • Certified participation in the address confidentiality program established under RSMo 589.660 to 589.681 because of safety concerns.

If you don’t wish to cast your ballot online- you can do so in person. Eligible voters  can go to the Greene County Elections Center, 1126 N. Boonville Ave. in Springfield, Monday to Friday between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm, up to and including the day prior to the election, and will also be available on Saturday, August 5 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm at the same location.