Military and Oversees Voting

Military and overseas voters have two options when requesting an absentee ballot:

  1. Login to the Military and Overseas Voting Access Portal developed by the Missouri Secretary of State’s Office
  2. Complete a Federal Post Card Application and submit to the County Clerk’s Office.

Absentee ballots for military and overseas voters are available 46 days before the election. Absentee ballot requests from military and overseas voters must be received by 5:00 p.m. CST on the Friday prior to the election.

Military and Overseas Voting Access Portal

This secure portal allows military and/or overseas voters to register to vote and request and receive an absentee ballot electronically. If you are a military member in a hostile fire zone, you can transmit your voted ballot back to the County Clerk’s Office electronically. For more information, visit the Secretary of State’s Military and Overseas Voting Access Portal webpage.

Federal Post Card Application

Military and overseas voters can register to vote and request an absentee ballot using the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) available through www.FVAP.gov. The Federal Post Card Application allows voters to select the method in which they would prefer to receive their absentee ballot. Please ensure all submitted FPCA forms are completed entirely to prevent delay in processing ballot requests.

Send completed FPCA forms to:
By Mail: Cape Girardeau County Clerk’s Office
1 Barton Square, Suite 301
Jackson, MO 63755
By Fax: (573)204-2418
By Email: amseabaugh@capecounty.us

Returning Voted Absentee Ballots

Voted absentee ballots from military or overseas voters must be received by 12:00 PM CST in the Office of the County Clerk on the Friday following the election.

Only military and overseas voters in hostile fire zones may transmit their voted ballot electronically to the County Clerk’s Office. All other military or overseas ballots must be mailed to:
Cape Girardeau County Clerk’s Office
1 Barton Square, Suite 301
Jackson, MO 63755

For questions, contact the County Clerk’s Office at (573)243-3547.