In 2020, Missouri voters have several options for casting their ballot: Vote in-person at their regular polling place on Election Day Cast an absentee ballot in-person at the County Clerk’s Office Cast an absentee ballot by mail Cast a ‘mail-in’ ballot, also by mail The deadline for requesting a ballot by mail (both ‘absentee’ and […]
In 2020, Missouri voters have several options for casting their ballot:
- Vote in-person at their regular polling place on Election Day
- Cast an absentee ballot in-person at the County Clerk’s Office
- Cast an absentee ballot by mail
- Cast a ‘mail-in’ ballot, also by mail
The deadline for requesting a ballot by mail (both ‘absentee’ and ‘mail-in’) is Wednesday, October 21st at 5pm. To obtain an application, click: Ballot Application-General Election.
In-person absentee voting will continue in the County Clerk’s Office until 5pm the day before the Election. Normal office hours are 8-5, Monday thru Friday. In Webster County, the Clerk’s Office will also be open the two Saturday mornings leading up the Election (10/24 & 10/31) from 8am to Noon.
For further information, please feel free to call the Webster County Clerk’s Office at: 417-859-VOTE (8683).
If you are not registered to vote in the County that you consider your permanent residence – and you wish to be eligible to vote on November 3, 2020 – you need to act quickly. The deadline is this Wednesday, October 7th at 5pm.
The fastest way to register is to go to the Missouri Secretary of State’s website, and complete an online registration. However, if you prefer the security of registering to vote in person, we encourage you to come to the Courthouse in Marshfield (101 S. Crittenden Street) and register in the office of County Clerk (Room 12). Other locations to register in Webster County include – the license bureau; libraries in Marshfield, Rogersville, and Seymour; and any city hall.
In Missouri, voter registration is based upon your county of residence. So, if you are registered to vote in your current county of residence, you may change your address at any time – including election day. However, if you have moved to a different county since your last registration, you need to re-register by the deadline cited above.
If you have questions about your eligibility, please call us at: 417-859-VOTE (8683).
Absentee voting began Tuesday, September 22, and will go through Monday, November 2.
Voting may be done in person at the County Clerk’s Office, Courthouse, first floor, Room 12. Absentee voting can also take place by mail, but a request form must be on file first. Click here for a printable form or call the office at (417)859-VOTE to request a form to be sent by other means.
Check out what’s on the ballot by view the SAMPLE BALLOT.
Deadline to register to vote in Webster County is October 7, 2020.
The Webster County Commission received word recently from U.S. Senator Roy Blunt’s office that a joint grant application submitted by the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) to the federal Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements (CRISI) program appears to have been successful.
The grant asked for design and construction funds for substantial safety improvements along the U.S. Hwy 60 corridor in southern Webster County, including the construction of an outer road beginning at State Hwy Z near Fordland running to a new interchange at State Hwy A. The total cost estimate for the project, including design and construction, is $18,495,070.00.
The effort grew out of a two-year partnership involving BNSF Railway, MoDOT’s Multi-Modal (Railway Safety) Division, Webster County, and the Southwest Missouri Council of Governments (SMCOG) in developing a ‘U.S. Hwy 60 Corridor Study’. Over a dozen public meetings were held during that time, involving local municipalities, school districts, first responders, and the general public.
Funding of the project calls for nearly $10.4 million in federal grant dollars, along with contributions by other partners. “This is a game-changing investment in a safer future for southern Webster County”, said Presiding Commissioner Paul Ipock. “And it’s great to see recognition from MoDOT that this fast-growing rail and highway corridor plays a major role moving freight throughout the country. For our rural community, it is an important lifeline for our economy.”
At this time, there is no schedule for when design will be complete and construction might begin. However, Southern Commissioner Randy Owens was quick to express the County’s appreciation to the federal officials involved, as well as to all those who have played a hand in this important victory – including engineer Steve Prange and his team at Crawford Murphy & Tilly (CMT). “They’ve been great to work with”, he said.
Finally, Northern Commissioner Dale Fraker emphasized that he hopes this is the just the first step of many. “We are a fast-growing community, and we have to look to the future. And I believe good things are coming to Webster County.”
The Webster County Sheriff’s Office would like to express our deepest gratitude for the overwhelming amount of support from our communities, as we mourn the loss of Sergeant Justin Burney. The following information will be the processional route for Wednesday, September 16, 2020.
If members of the public would like to show support to the Burney Family we would encourage them to line Spur Drive in Marshfield from West Jackson Street to Banning Street. The processional will travel that route between 11am and 12pm.
The public should expect brief traffic delays if traveling in and around the area of Marshfield on Wednesday, September 16, 2020.
As August draws to a close, the Webster County CARES Program has dispersed $996,613 in federal coronavirus relief to area non-profits, businesses, and other local governments. Below, CARES Director Sigel Owen is presenting Judy Martin, volunteer with the Vivian Stuber Memorial Library in Niangua, a check to reimburse the library for expenses the library incurred to protect their patrons from the spread of COVID-19.
To see if your business or non-profit is eligible for the Webster County CARES Program, please see links to the Program Description / Application elsewhere on this website. Or, contact us at: CARES@webstercountymo.gov
During the Spring of 2020, Webster County successfully completed a long-range transportation plan for the entire 22-mile stretch of U.S. Hwy 60 cutting across the southern part of the County.
The study was funded in partnership with BNSF Railway, the Multi-Modal Division of the Missouri Department of Transportation, and the Southwest Missouri Council of Governments (SMCOG). Other partners included: the cities of Fordland, Rogersville, and Seymour – and the Village of Diggins. The consulting engineers on the project were: Crawford Murphy & Tilly Inc. (CMT).
A one-page summary showing highlights of the study’s findings is found here: 2020 US 60 Corridor Study – At A Glance
A full copy of the Plan is also available, here: 2020 US 60 Corridor Master Plan. It’s a large file. If you have trouble opening it, you may wish to contact the Webster County Clerk’s office at: email@example.com or by calling – 417-859-VOTE(8683).
The Webster County Commission wishes to thank all those involved – including those from the communities along the corridor who attended one of the twelve public meetings held to formulate the recommendations in the Plan.
Webster County CARES Program – Phase Two Applications Due on 10/16
Webster County received federal assistance from the 2020 CARES Act. The Webster County Commission recognizes the negative impact that COVID-19 has had on our community, and has opened eligibility for distribution of these funds to: other local governments; non-profits; and private businesses.
Applications for the second round of funding under the “Webster County CARES Program” are due on Friday, October 16, 2020. Eligible organizations of any size may request up to $7,500 in reimbursement for direct expenses related to fighting the spread of COVID-19 (during the period March 1 through September 30, 2020). Small businesses (including full-time farms) and non-profits with 10 or fewer employees could also receive assistance with rent, utilities and other expenses. Priority is given to those who did not receive other federal assistance, or were forced to close during the early phase of the corona-virus outbreak.
To see if your business or organization can benefit from the Webster County CARES Program, please see below:
For more information, you may also contact CARES Director Sigel Owen at: CARES@webstercountymo.gov or by calling: 417-630-8095
Announcements regarding the next (third) round of the Webster County CARES Program are expected soon.
Results for the June 2, 2020 were certified at 1pm on Friday, June 5th – and can be found here: 2020 06 02 Final Official Results