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Cape Girardeau County was organized on October 1, 1812 and was named after Ensign Jean Girardot, a French Officer, who developed a trading post on the site of the present city of Cape Girardeau. The County Seat is in Jackson, Missouri, which was the first city named in honor of President Andrew Jackson.  The first County Courthouse was built in 1818 by John Davis. The present courthouse in Jackson was completed in 1908 and designed by P. H. Weathers.
Cape Girardeau County was organized on October 1, 1812 and was named after Ensign Jean Girardot, a French Officer, who developed a trading post on the site of the present city of Cape Girardeau. The County Seat is in Jackson, Missouri, which was the first city named in honor of President Andrew Jackson. The first County Courthouse was built in 1818 by John Davis. The present courthouse in Jackson was completed in 1908 and designed by P. H. Weathers.

April 4, 2017 General Municipal Election
Sample Ballot
February 21, 2017 - Absentee Voting Begins
March 8, 2017 - Last Day to Register to Vote
Polls are open 6:00 AM until 7:00 PM on Election Day

We currently have openings on the following boards:
(4) Openings on the Road & Bridge Advisory- Hubble Township, At Large Position, Shawnee Township, Liberty Township- 3 Year Terms
(6) Stormwater Advisory Committee
(1) Cape Girardeau County Developmentally Disabled Board

Citizens interested in serving on these boards should submit a letter to the County Commissioner’s office.  For more information, please call (573)-243-1052.

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