City Election Board to Offer Off-site Absentee Voting

Off-site absentee voting available at four St. Louis Public Library locations starting on Monday, October 12, 2020

September 10, 2020 | 2 min reading time

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The Board of Election Commissioners for the City of St. Louis (the “BEC”) will offer off-site absentee voting at four St. Louis Public Library locations starting on Monday, October 12, 2020, and continuing until Monday, November 2, the day before the General Election on November 3. Absentee voting will be available for those individuals who meet the qualification requirements set forth in RSMO Sec. 115.277.1 from 11:00 A.M. until 5:00 P.M. Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday, as well as from 1:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. Wednesday and Thursday, at the following locations:

  1. Buder Library – 4401 Hampton Avenue.
  2. Central Library – 1301 Olive Street.
  3. Julia Davis Library – 4415 Natural Bridge Avenue.
  4. Schlafly Library – 225 N. Euclid Avenue.

Voters who want to vote an absentee ballot at these locations will only be able to vote on a touch screen machine. Voters who want to cast a paper ballot will have to do so at the BEC’s office at 300 N. Tucker Blvd.

Absentee voting will begin on Tuesday, September 22, at the BEC’s office which will be open from 8:00 A.M. until 5:00 P.M., Monday through Friday, as well as on Saturday, October 24, and Saturday, October 31, from 9:00 A.M. until 1:00 P.M. The last day that a voter can request an absentee ballot by mail is Wednesday, October 21. The last day that a voter can vote an absentee ballot in person is Monday, November 2.

A sample ballot for the November 3, 2020 General Election, as well as a variety of other useful information, is available on the BEC’s website at Due to the length of the ballot, voters are encouraged to print a copy of the sample ballot, mark it, and bring it with them when they go to cast their ballot.

The St. Louis Public Library also offers a variety of voter services at all locations. For more information, visit the Library’s website at

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