County Clerk Duties
- Wright County Budget
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- Accounts Payable
- Notary Commissions
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- Auctioneer’s License Applications
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- General Administration
- Wright County Bids
- Election Administration
- Voter Registration
August 4th 2020 Election Results.
County Clerk’s Office
The Wright County Clerk’s Office is responsible for all voter registration in Wright County. There are an estimated 12,200 registered voters in Wright County. The County Clerk is the Election Authority for Wright County and its political subdivisions, and is also responsible for conducting all public elections. Elections are typically held the first Tuesday after the first Monday in April, August, & November.
Please be advised that any time a voter moves from county to county or state to state, the voter will need to re-register to vote in their new county/state of residence. If a voter is already registered and moves to a new residence located within the same county, that voter will need to update their registration, preferably before Election Day. Registered voters that have a name change will also need to update that information with the County Clerk’s Office.
Any person who is qualified to vote, or who shall become qualified to vote on or before the day of election, shall be entitled to register in the jurisdiction within which he or she resides. In order to vote in any election for which registration is required, a person must be registered to vote in the jurisdiction of his or her residence no later than 5:00 p.m., or the normal closing time of any public building where the registration is being held if such time is later than 5:00 p.m., on the fourth Wednesday prior to the election, unless the voter is an interstate former resident, an intrastate new resident or a new resident, as defined in section 115.275. In no case shall registration for an election extend beyond 10:00 p.m. on the fourth Wednesday prior to the election. Any person registering after such date shall be eligible to vote in subsequent elections.
During the 2020 Election cycle, registered voters who are not be able to go to their polling place on election day may vote absentee but must comply to one of the following legal reasons:
- 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
- Certified Participation in the address confidentiality program established under Sections 589.660 to 589.681 because of safety concerns
- You have contracted or am in an at-risk category for contracting or transmitting severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2, pursuant to Section 115.277.6 RSMo. At-risk voters are individuals who:
- Are 65 years of age or older
- Have serious heart conditions
- Are immuno-compromised
- Have liver disease
- Live in a long-term care facility
- Have chronic lung disease or moderate to severe asthma
- Have chronic kidney disease and are undergoing dialysis
- Have diabetes
All requests to receive an absentee ballot by mail must be received by our office no later than 5:00 p.m. on the 2nd Wednesday immediately preceding an election. All absentee ballots voted via mail must be received by our office no later than 7:00 p.m. on the day of the election in order to be counted.
All qualified voters wishing to vote absentee in-person may do so in the County Clerk’s Office normally starting six weeks prior to the election. The County Clerk’s Office hours are normally 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on week days unless required by state statute. And 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on the Saturday immediately preceding any election.
Election Day Workers
Pursuant to R.S.Mo. §115.085, “No person shall be appointed to serve as an election judge who is not a registered voter in this state; provided that, before any election authority may appoint judges who are registered voters of another election authority’s jurisdiction, the election authority shall obtain the written consent of the election authority for the jurisdiction where the prospective judges are registered to vote. Each election judge shall be a person of good repute and character who can speak, read, and write the English language. No person shall serve as an election judge at any polling place in which his or her name or the name of a relative within the second degree, by consanguinity or affinity, appears on the ballot. However, no relative of any unopposed candidate shall be disqualified from serving as an election judge in any election jurisdiction of the state. No election judge shall, during his or her term of office, hold any other elective public office, other than as a member of a political party committee or township office, except any person who is elected to a board or commission of a political subdivision or special district may serve as an election judge except at a polling place where such political subdivision or special district has an issue or candidate on the ballot. In any county having a population of less than two hundred fifty thousand inhabitants, any candidate for the county committee of a political party who is not a candidate for any other office and who is unopposed for election as a member of the committee shall not be disqualified from serving as an election judge.”
“Contact Rhonda Coy at our office if you would like to work Wright County Elections”