Election Day is November 8
- September 27 First day of early in-person absentee voting
- October 6 Deadline to postmark voter registration
- October 26 Deadline for election authority to receive absentee ballot requests
- November 7 Last day of early in-person absentee voting
- November 8 Deadline for election authority to receive absentee ballots
- November 8 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:
- Submit your voter registration application online
- Print and mail your application.
- Register in person
- Request an application to be mailed. Please note that if you choose to request an application by mail, you will receive your blank application form in 3-5 business days.
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.
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.
You can request a mail-in absentee ballot if you are unable to vote on Election Day due to:
- Absence from the jurisdiction of the election authority in which you are registered to vote
- 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
- Religious belief or practice
- 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
- Incarceration, provided all qualifications for voting are retained, then you are eligible to vote by absentee ballot
- 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:
- voter registration address
- reason for voting absentee
- the address to which the ballot is to be mailed, if requested
- 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.
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Major Party Contact Information
Chair, Roy Temple
Chairman, John Hancock