Voting Information


Voter Registration:

If you would like to register to vote in Vernon County, you may do so by completing the Missouri Voter Registration Application. You may register in person at the Vernon County Clerk’s Office or one of the following locations:

  • Department of Motor Vehicles
  • Department of Labor
  • Social Services/Health
  • Armed Forces
  • via Postcard
  • via Federal Post Card Application (Military)Voter Eligibility:
  1. Be a U.S. Citizen
  2. Be a Missouri resident
  3. Be at least 17 1/2 years of age (must be 18 to vote)
  4. Not be adjudged incapacitated by a court of law
  5. Not be confined under a sentence of imprisonment
  6. Not be on probation or parole after conviction of a felony, until finally discharged
  7. Not have been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor connected with the right of suffrageAbsentee Voting:

Missourians who are not able to go to their polling place on Election Day may vote absentee beginning six weeks prior to an election.

  • Absentee voters must provide one of the following reasons for voting absentee:
  • 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, 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 authority, as a member of an election authority, or by an election authority at a location other than such voter’s polling place;
  • Incarceration, provided all qualifications for voting are retained.

Voters can request absentee ballots from the County Clerk’s Office in person, by mail or by fax, 100 W Cherry, Ste. 6, Nevada, MO 64772. Relatives within the first degree (parents and children) may complete an absentee ballot application, in person, on behalf of the voter who wishes to vote absentee.

Mail in or faxed absentee ballot requests must be received by the County Clerk no later than 5:00 p.m. on the Wednesday prior to any election. Voters can vote by absentee in the Clerk’s Office until 5:00 p.m. the night preceding the election.

If you have registered to vote by mail and are voting absentee the first time, you must provide a copy of your identification with your absentee ballot request unless you provided a copy with your voter registration application. Examples of identification are:

  • Identification issued by the state of Missouri, an agency of the state, or a local election authority of the state;
  • Identification issued by the U.S. government or agency thereof;
  • Identification issued by a Missouri institution of higher education, including a university, college, vocational and technical school;
  • A copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck or other government document that contains the name and address of the voter; or
  • Driver’s license or state identification card issued by another state.

This identification requirement, as well as the notary requirement for absentee ballots, does not apply to overseas voters, those on active military duty or members of their immediate family living with them or voters who are declared permanently disabled.

If you have any questions, you may call the County Clerk’s Office at (417) 448-2500.

Polling locations open on Election Day at 6 a.m. and are open until 7 p.m

PrecinctPlaceLocation
BadgerMilo Fire Barn178 E. Main , Milo
BellamySheldon United Methodist Church106 N. Second, Sheldon
Blue MoundCity Hall of Schell City134 S. Main, Schell City
BronaughBronaugh City Hall178 E. 4th, Bronaugh
Center OutsideCentennial Hall1500 E. Ashland, Nevada
DederickHarwood Town Hall241 E. Coates, Harwood
DeerfieldDeerfield Baptist Church178 W. Second, Deerfield
EllisCentennial Hall1500 E. Ashland, Nevada
HarrisonMoundville Community Building10114 E. F Hwy, Moundville
HarwoodHarwood Town Hall241 E. Coates, Harwood
HortonMetz Methodist Church124 S. Petty, Metz
LakeYMCA500 W Highland, Nevada
Lone StarYMCA500 W Highland, Nevada
MetzMetz Methodist Church124 S. Petty, Metz
MiloMilo Fire Barn178 E. Main , Milo
MontevalloSheldon United Methodist Church106 N. Second, Sheldon
MoundvilleMoundville Community Building10114 E. F Hwy, Moundville
Oak GroveYMCA500 W Highland, Nevada
RichardsDeerfield Baptist Church178 W. Second, Deerfield
Schell CityCity Hall of Schell City134 S. Main, Schell City
SheldonSheldon United Methodist Church106 N. Second, Sheldon
ShilohDeerfield Baptist Church178 W. Second, Deerfield
StotesburyMetz Methodist Church124 S. Petty, Metz
VirgilVirgil Polling Place17150 S. HH Hwy,Vernon/Cedar County line
WalkerWalker Community Building103 N. 5th, Walker
Ward IFirst Baptist Church301 E Highland, Nevada
Ward IIHome Economics Building1488 E. Ashland, NevadaCentennial Parks Fairgrounds, Nevada
Ward IIIFirst Baptist Church301 E Highland, Nevada
Ward IVUnited Methodist Church500 S College, Nevada
Ward VHome Economics Building1488 E. Ashland, NevadaCentennial Parks Fairgrounds, Nevada
Ward VINational Guard Armory1440 W Cherry, Nevada
Ward VIIFirst Baptist Church301 E Highland, Nevada
Ward VIIIYMCA500 W Highland, Nevada