En español | Missouri’s Nov. 8 general election will decide races for seats in the U.S. House and Senate and the state legislature, among others. The primary was held on Aug. 2.
A new election law requires voters to present a valid photo ID when casting a regular ballot in person, allows no-excuse absentee voting two weeks before an election and bans the use of drop boxes. The law took effect on Aug. 28.
Also, the state's redistricting plan has redrawn certain congressional and state legislative districts, and may affect which candidates appear on your ballot.
The deadline to register online, by mail or in person is Oct 12. If you mail your application, it must be postmarked Oct. 12. Check your voter registration status through the state’s voter information portal.
Absentee ballots are only available to certain voters, including people with an illness or disability or who will be out of town on Election Day. A full list of criteria is on the secretary of state’s website. You’ll need to get your ballot notarized unless you’re a nursing home resident or confined to your home because of an illness.
Absentee voting begins Sept. 27 for the general election.
Once you receive your ballot, you’ll need to complete it and return it to your local election authority by mail or in person by 5 p.m. on Nov. 7. If you've forgotten to mail your completed absentee ballot by the deadline, you can hand-deliver it to your local election authority by 5 p.m. on Election Day.
No-excuse absentee voting is now available for two weeks before the Nov. 8 general election. Visit your election authority to request and submit an absentee ballot without an excuse from Oct. 25 until Nov. 7 at 5 pm. Be sure to bring a valid ID.
Yes. If you have a physical disability, you can ask to be placed on the state’s permanent absentee voting list. Absentee ballot applications should then be automatically mailed to you before every election. Contact your local election authority for more information.
Polling places in Missouri offer curbside voting to people with limited mobility, so you can stay in your car while a poll worker brings you a ballot. Polling locations also have equipment to help people who are visually impaired.
Check with your local election authority or call the secretary of state’s office toll free at 800-669-8683 to confirm the receipt of your ballot.
Only if you qualify for an absentee ballot or you obtain one during the two week no-excuse absentee voting period for the general election. You can fill one out at your local election authority starting Sept. 27 for the general election up until 5 p.m. the day before the election. Your ballot won’t need to be notarized if you fill it out at your election authority.
The general election is Tuesday, Nov. 8. Polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m., but you can vote after 7 p.m. as long as you’re in line before polls close. Contact your local election authority to find your polling place.
Yes, you’ll need to show a Missouri driver’s license, state ID card, U.S. passport or other acceptable ID listed on the secretary of state’s website. If you forget your ID, you can still cast a provisional ballot, which will be counted as a regular ballot as long as your signature matches the signature in the state’s voter registry or if you return to your polling place with proper ID.
Editor’s note: This guide was updated on Aug. 8, 2022, with information about how to vote in 2022. The guide was first published on Aug. 10, 2020.
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