CLAYTON, Mo. — St. Louis County voters will go to the polls on August 6 for the Primary Election, with candidates ranging from U.S. Senate and governor to county-level offices, as well as two constitutional amendments on the ballot. You can start requesting an absentee ballot starting today, with a deadline of July 24.

In-person absentee voting at the Board of Elections office is available Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Starting July 23, absentee voting without an excuse will be offered at 13 additional satellite sites and during the weekends of July 27 and August 3.

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How do you qualify for an absentee ballot? Residents voting absentee before July 23 must meet one of six criteria: being absent from St. Louis County on Election Day, being incapacitated or confined due to sickness or disability, having a religious restriction, being employed by an election authority or other specified roles, being incarcerated while retaining voting qualifications, or participating in the Missouri Safe at Home program.

Key dates include the last day to register to vote on July 10, the start of no-excuse in-person absentee voting on July 23, weekend absentee voting on July 27 and August 3, and the last day to vote absentee on August 5. Voters can find polling locations, sample ballots, and wait times online. Check on your voter registration here.