State of Missouri Elections & Voting

Election Day is November 5

  • October 9                    Deadline to register to vote/postmark registration forms
  • October 23                  Deadline for election authority to receive absentee ballot by-mail requests
  • November 4                Last day of early in-person absentee voting
  • November 5                Deadline for election authority to receive absentee ballots
  • November 5                Election Day


To be eligible to vote in Missouri, you must be:

  • Must be 17 ½ years of age to register, 18 years of age to vote
  • Must be a US citizen
  • Must be a Missouri resident
  • Must be registered to vote in the district in which you reside
  • Cannot be imprisoned
  • Cannot be on probation or parole after conviction of a felony
  • Cannot have been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor connected to voting
  • Cannot have been declared incapacitated


How to register to vote:


Voter ID Requirements

Show one of the forms of acceptable identification and sign the poll book to obtain your ballot:

  • A nonexpired Missouri driver or non-driver license
  • A nonexpired military ID, including a veteran’s ID card
  • A nonexpired United States passport
  • Another photo ID issued by the United States or the state of Missouri which is either not expired or expired after the date of the most recent general election.

If you do not possess any of these forms of identification, but are a registered voter, you may cast a provisional ballot. Your ballot will count if: (1) you return to your polling place on Election Day with a photo ID; or (2) the signature on your provisional ballot envelope is determined by your local election authority to match the signature on your voter registration record.

Visit VoteRiders for more information on voter ID requirements in Missouri.


In-Person Early (Absentee) Voting

During the two weeks prior to the election, you may vote a no-excuse absentee ballot in person at a location designated by your local election authority. When voting an absentee ballot in person, you must show an acceptable form of photo ID.


Absentee Voting

You can request a mail-in absentee ballot if you are unable to vote on Election Day due to:

  1. Absence from the jurisdiction of the election authority in which you are registered to vote
  2. Incapacity or confinement due to illness or physical disability on election day, including a person who is primary responsible for the physical care of a person who is incapacitated or confined due to illness or disability and resides at the same address
  3. Religious belief or practice
  4. Employment as an election authority or by an election authority at a location other than your polling place, a first responder, a health care worker, or a member of law enforcement
  5. Incarceration, provided all qualifications for voting are retained
  6. Certified participation in the address confidentiality program

Voters can request absentee ballots from their local election authority in person, by mail, by fax or by e-mail. Each application should be mailed or hand-delivered to the local election authority of the jurisdiction in which you are registered. The application needs to be in writing and needs to give the following information:

  1. name
  2. voter registration address
  3. reason for voting absentee
  4. the address to which the ballot is to be mailed, if requested
  5. which party’s ballot is requested, if a primary election.

Voters requesting an absentee ballot by mail who have registered by mail and have not voted in person are required to submit a copy of their personal identification unless they provided a copy with their registration application.




Tribes in Missouri

Federally recognized tribes

  • Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma

State recognized tribes

  • None


Native Vote Coordinators

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Major Party Contact Information

Chair, Russ Carnahan


Chairman, Nick Myers

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