2024 Election Calendar

April 2, 2024 – General Municipal Election Day

August 6, 2024 – Primary Election

November 5, 2024 – General Election



Cape Girardeau County Clerk / Election Authority

About the County Clerk’s Office



Phone: (573) 243-3547, option #2

Fax: (573) 204-2418


Contact our office with questions, concerns, or comments.

The County Clerk’s Office emphasizes serving the citizens of Cape Girardeau County in a timely, effective and ethical manner. We stress good working relationships with the public, co-workers and other government offices and entities.

The staff of the County Clerk is committed to maintaining the highest ethical standard while providing efficient, and helpful service.

Kara Clark Summers

The County Clerk’s Office performs a multitude of functions for our citizens

  • Voter Registration
  • Administers all Elections in Cape Girardeau County
  • Filing of Candidates for County Offices and some Political Subdivisions
  • Clerk to the County Commission
  • Custodian of Records for County Commission and County Clerk
  • County Liquor Licenses
  • Issue Notary Commissions approved by the Secretary of State
  • Secretary to the Board of Equalization
  • County Tax Books
  • Preparation of County Financial Statement
  • Works with Political Subdivisions for finalization of tax levy certifications