Benton County Clerk's Office

Susan Porterfield, County Clerk

PUBLIC NOTICE: June 2nd, 2020 Election

As I'm sure everyone is aware, the April 7th election has been re-scheduled to June 2, 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

My staff and I are working with several suppliers in order to purchase necessary protective equipment to be utilized at polling locations, and the Secretary of State's office has indicated that they will also help us obtain supplies. I encourage you to bring your own pen and/or stylus. Social distancing will be in practice at polling locations. If you are unable to stand in line, or you do not wish to go to your polling location, you may vote absentee, which would allow you to vote at home and mail your ballot to the office. According to Missouri law, the last day that we can mail a ballot to you is May 20th. If you are interested in learning about the absentee voting process, please contract my office at (660) 438-7326. My office will also be open on Saturday, May 30, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. for absentee voting.

Thank you for your patience and understanding during this difficult time; if you have any questions or converns, please contact me.

Susan Porterfield
Benton County Clerk


  • Serve as the county budget and financial officer
  • Handle county insurance and accounts payable
  • Responsible for employee benefits, payroll, and personnel records
  • Conduct all elections held in the county
  • Responsible for voter registration and campaign finances
  • Custodian of records such as contracts with the county and all minutes of the county commission and files related to the commission
  • Bid openings: Receive bids and file copies of bids and notices
  • Notary publics: Swear in notaries and certify to state
  • Board of Equalization: Schedule appointments for the Board of Equalization and keep minutes and decisions of the board
  • Licenses: Issue county liquor and auctioneer licenses
  • Certification of value and rates of all political subdivisions
  • Certification and appointment of revenue for railroad and utility companies
  • Certification of local real estate and personal revenues chargeable to the Collector

Related Links

Secretary of State

Election Calendar

County Clerks' Association

Contact the County Clerk's Office

Mailing Address

P.O. Box 1238
Warsaw, MO 65355


Phone: (660) 438-7326
Fax: (660) 438-3275