August 4, 2020 Primary Election Safety Measures

For the health and safety of all Cape Girardeau County voters, election workers and staff, the Cape Girardeau County Clerk’s Office is following the Cape Girardeau County Public Health Center Order No. 20-02 and CDC guidelines for polling locations and voters and has taken the following safety measures while ensuring no eligible Cape Girardeau County voter will be refused the right to vote:

  • Each polling place will have protective health shields at each voter check-in table to act as a barrier between voters and election workers.
  • We ask voters to maintain 6 feet of distance from others when possible.
  • If you are sick or have tested positive for COVID-19, please contact the County Clerk’s Office (573)243-3547 so we can offer alternative voting options such as curbside voting.
  • Hand sanitizer is available for election workers and voters. Disinfecting wipes will be used frequently to sanitize equipment and other hard surfaces.
  • Sterilized 2-in-1 stylus/ink pen will be used for Poll Pad voter check-in and used to mark your ballot. (voters can bring their own stylus and black ink pen)
  • Floor markers will be used to ensure proper social distancing.
  • Polls are open from 6 AM to 7 PM on Election Day, August 4. You can view a sample ballot at your polling place, at capecountyelections.com or contact the office (573)243-3547.
  • Any voter can vote at one of our County Clerk Central Polling Places on Election Day and may vote curbside if needed:
    • County Administration Building, 1 Barton Square, 3rd Floor, Jackson, MO 63755
    • Satellite Office, 2311 Bloomfield Rd., Ste. 102, Cape Girardeau, MO 63703
  • If a voter qualifies for absentee voting but has missed the deadline to request a ballot by mail, there is still time to vote in person at one of the County Clerk’s Office locations:
    • County Administration Building, 1 Barton Square, 3rd Floor, Jackson, MO 63755
    • Satellite Office, 2311 Bloomfield Rd., Ste. 102, Cape Girardeau, MO 63703
    • Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.; Saturday, August 1, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.; August 3, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.; Election Day August 4, 6:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • We are encouraging our election workers and voters who can safely wear a face covering to wear one. Face coverings will be made available for those who do not have one. Face coverings should not be worn by anyone who has trouble breathing. No eligible Cape Girardeau County voter will be refused the right to vote.

Questions or comments: Voters can visit our website at www.capecountyelections.com or contact our office at (573)243-3547. Follow us on Facebook @ Cape Girardeau County Elections for current information on elections in Cape Girardeau County.

We want to ensure every eligible voter has the opportunity to vote and do so in a safe manner.

Kara Clark Summers, County Clerk