Cape Girardeau County Clerk / Election Authority

Kara Clark Summers
Phone: (573) 243-3547
Fax: (573) 204-2418

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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

  • Administers all Voter Registration, Elections and Absentee Voting in
    Cape Girardeau County
  • Filing of Candidates for County Offices and some Political Subdivisions
  • Personnel, Payroll and Benefits for County Employees
  • Clerk to the County Commission
  • All insurance programs for the County
  • County Tax Books
  • Issue County Liquor Licenses
  • Secretary to the Board of Equalization
  • Maintain Records
  • Administer Oath for Notary Commissions approved by the Secretary of State
  • Preparation of County Financial Statement
  • Works with Political Subdivisions for finalization of tax levy certification