VOTING IN MISSOURI
 

 
VOTER REGISTRATION

Forms and Deadlines

Registration Form (English)
Request a Registration Form

REGISTRATION DEADLINE
By Mail: Postmarked by the 4th Wednesday before Election Day
In Person: Received by the 4th Wednesday before Election Day

To find where to register in person, or for more information:
• Visit your Official State Website
• Contact your local Election Authority

Online Registration

Voters can register to vote or update their information ONLINE. To register online, voter must use a TOUCH SCREEN DEVICE and provide the last four digits of their social security number.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE
The 4th Wednesday before Election Day

Election Day Registration

Currently, voters are NOT permitted to register to vote on Election Day.

Ask your state representatives to pass legislation which will allow voters to register at their polling place on Election Day.

Automatic Registration?

Currently, voters are NOT automatically registered to vote.

Ask your state representatives to pass legislation which will automatically register eligible Missouri residents to vote when they apply for a driver's license or interact with other state agencies.

Can you pre-register?

LIMITED. Voters who are seventeen and a half (17 1/2) years-old and will be eighteen (18) on or before the next Election may register to vote.

Ask your state representatives to pass legislation that will permit eligible voters to pre-register to vote after they turn sixteen (16) as well as automatically pre-register them to vote if they apply for a driver's license.

Have you moved?

For registered voters who have moved within the state of Missouri but have not updated their voter registration information.

NEW address, SAME polling place
Voters may vote at their usual polling station and can cast a regular ballot after confirming their change of address.

NEW address, NEW county, NEW polling place
Voters may vote a regular ballot after confirming your new address.

NEW county AFTER the voter registration deadline
Voters may vote a limited absentee ballot

NEW county BEFORE the voter registration deadline
Voters must update their registration or they may not be able to vote.

Click HERE to find your polling place.

Safe at Home

Voters who are members of the Safe at Home may choose to keep their address confidential and use their Safe at Home address when registering to vote. Voters can go HERE for more information on registering, or how to join the program.

 

 
VOTING

Early Voting

Only Absentee Voters may vote early in person (AKA "in person absentee voting"). Voters who qualify may apply for an absentee ballot at their local election authority office and vote that ballot at the same time.

BEGINS: As soon as ballots are available.
END: The day before Election Day.

See ABSENTEE VOTING for more info.

Ask your state representatives to expand in-person early voting to all Missouri voters.

Vote-by-Mail

Only Absentee Voters may Vote-by-Mail. See ABSENTEE VOTING for more info.

Ask your state representatives to expand vote-by-mail to all Missouri voters.

Absentee Voting

Only QUALIFIED voters may vote by absentee ballot. Check HERE to see if you qualify.

Absentee Ballot Application (English)
Where to Mail / Fax / Email your Form

APPLICATION DEADLINE
DISTRICT or STATEWIDE ELECTIONS
BY MAIL / FAX/ EMAIL: Received no later than 5:00pm the Wednesday before Election Day
IN PERSON: Received no later by 5:00pm the day before Election Day

MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS
BY MAIL / FAX/ EMAIL: Received no later than 5:00pm the second Wednesday before Election Day
IN PERSON: Received no later by 5:00pm the day before Election Day

For more info on Absentee Voting:
• Visit your Official State Website
• Contact your local election authority

Ask your state representatives to create "no excuse" absentee voting for all Missouri voters.

Do you need voter ID?

Voters will be requested to show a Non-Photo or Photo ID from a list of acceptable IDs. Click HERE for more info.

NOTE: Voters who do not provide the requested ID may still vote a Provisional Ballot. See Provisional Ballots for more info.

Provisional Ballots

Voters may have to vote a Provisional Ballot on Election Day if:

• a voter cannot provide the required ID
• their name is not on the registered voters list
• their eligibility cannot be confirmed

NOTE: Provisional ballots voted because a voter could not provide ID will only be counted if the voter returns to the polling place with a photo ID or if the signature on the provisional ballot envelope matches the signature on their voter registration record.

Polling Hours

6:00am to 7:00pm, local time

IMPORTANT: If you are in line by 7:00pm you are guaranteed the right to vote. Do NOT get out of line.

Primary Election Rules

PRIMARY ELECTIONS
Voters do not have to register with a party but must choose one party's ballot in a Primary Election.

Youth Vote in Primary?

NO. You must eighteen (18) or older to vote in a primary or primary runoff election.

Ask your state representatives to pass legislation which allows voters who will be eighteen (18) on or before a General or Special Election to vote in the preceding Primary Election.

Having a problem?

If you are experiencing difficulty voting, intimidation from poll workers or other voters, long lines, broken machines, a closed or incorrect polling station, or any other obstacle keeping you from casting your ballot, call the:

Election Protection Hotline
• English 866-687-8683
• Spanish 888-839-8682
• Arabic 844-925-5287
• Asian (multiple) 888-274-8683

 

 
SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES

College Students

Students from out-of-state attending college in Missouri, or students who already live in Missouri but attend college in another part of the state should visit the:

Official State Website
Campus Project

Military/Overseas

For more info on registering to vote and voting, Military and Overseas voters can go to the:

Official State Website
Federal Voting Assistance Program
Overseas Vote Foundation

Felony conviction?

Voters convicted of a felony will have their right to vote automatically restored after:

  • completing their term of incarceration
  • completing their parole
  • completing their probation

EXCEPTION: Voters convicted of a felony or misdemeanor crime related to voting or elections will permanently lose the right to vote unless pardoned.

ADDITIONAL INFO
• Voters who lost their right to vote MUST re-register to vote.
• For more assistance, voters can use the Campaign Legal Center's website to Restore Your Vote.

Have a disability?

Voters with a disability who need more information about accessibility and voting can visit the Official State Website.

 

 

DISCLAIMER: We try to have the most current and complete information. But, if you think something is incorrect or incomplete, please feel free to LET US KNOW so we can correct it. Furthermore, we encourage voters to contact their state election officials if they have any questions.