Missouri's August Primary is Tuesday.

Texas County Clerk Kris Neal announced that absentee ballots for the March 15 Presidential Preference Primary Election are available for voting in her office in the Texas County Administrative Center in Houston on the third floor, Suite 301.

Absentee ballots may be voted during regular office hours, 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The last day to absentee vote in person at the clerk’s office is Monday, March 14.

The office will be open 8 a.m. until noon Saturday, March 12. The Texas County Administrative Center is closed Feb. 12 for Lincoln’s Birthday and also Feb. 15 for Presidents Day.

Voters will be asked which political party ballot they wish to vote. Party ballot choices are Democrat, Republican, Libertarian and Constitution.

The parents of voters attending college may make an absentee request on their behalf and a ballot will be mailed to those Texas County voters. The last day to mail an absentee ballot to a voter is Wednesday, March 9. Mailed ballots must be voted, notarized and be received in the clerk’s office before 7 p.m. on election day.

Military voters and spouses may use the military portal to register to vote, request an absentee ballot and receive one. The portal website is www.momilitaryvote.com.

To avoid problems on Election Day, all voters need to make sure their voter registration

record is current. If a person has recently moved into the county they are encouraged to register to vote and if a person has recently moved within the county they are encouraged to update their voter registration. The last day to register to vote in the March 15 Presidential Preference Primary is Feb. 17.

Persons with any questions relating to voter registration or the voting process may call the county clerk’s office at 417-967-2112.

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