Missouri State Voting Requirements & Information

Statewide Voter Information

 

U.S. Domestic Voters

St Louis Primary Municipal Election held on Tue Mar 7, 2017

New Voter Registration

Wed Feb 8, 2017

Absentee Ballot Request

Wed Mar 1, 2017

Absentee Ballot Return

Tue Mar 7, 2017

Early Voting

none on record

St Louis General Municipal Election held on Tue Apr 4, 2017

New Voter Registration

Wed Mar 8, 2017

Absentee Ballot Request

Wed Mar 29, 2017

Absentee Ballot Return

Tue Apr 4, 2017

Early Voting

none on record

Springfield General Municipal Election held on Tue Apr 4, 2017

New Voter Registration

Wed Mar 8, 2017

Absentee Ballot Request

Wed Mar 29, 2017

Absentee Ballot Return

Tue Apr 4, 2017

Early Voting

none on record
Offices on the ballot: Mayor (2-year term), Council Member Zone 1 (4-year term), Council Member Zone 2 (unexpired term ending April 2019), Council Member Zone 4 (4-year term), General Council Seat A (4-year term), General Council Seat B (4-year term).

Registration

You can register to vote or update your registration information:

  • online
  • by mail
  • in person at your elections office

Election Day Voting

Polling places are open from 6am to 7pm on Election Day.

Find my polling place

Early Voting

You can vote by absentee in the office of the local election authority until 5pm the night before the election.

Absentee Voting

Registered voters can vote absentee if ONE of the following conditions applies:

  • You are absent on Election Day from the jurisdiction in which you are registered to vote
  • You are incapacitated or confined due to illness or physical disability, or a person who is primarily responsible for the physical care of a person who is incapacitated or confined due to illness or disability
  • You have religious beliefs or practices which prevent you from voting on Election Day
  • You are employed as an election authority, as a member of an election authority, or by an election authority at a location other than your polling place
  • You are incarcerated, provided all qualifications for voting are retained

You are eligible to vote in Missouri if you:

  • Are at least 18 years old by Election Day
  • Are a resident of Missouri
  • Are a U.S citizen

You are NOT eligible to vote in Missouri if:

  • You were convicted of a felony or misdemeanor connected with voting
  • You are on parole for a felony conviction or convicted of a felony
  • You are in prison or detention or jail or penal institution

You may preregister to vote in Missouri

  • at the age of 17-1/2

Voter Registration

To register to vote in Missouri you should provide:

  • Your Missouri Driver's License Number
  • The Last Four Digits of your Social Security Number

If you are registering to vote for the first time by mail, you will need to provide a copy of a valid ID. Acceptable forms of ID include:

  • Other proof of US Citizenship issued by the Federal Government
  • Birth Certificate
  • Utility Bill, Bank Statement, Government Check, or Paycheck that Shows your current name and address
  • Government Issued Document that shows your current name and address
  • Valid Tribal ID
  • Current and Valid Photo ID

Voting In-Person

In Missouri, you need to show a valid ID to vote. You can use any ID from this list:

  • ID Issued by the Local Election Authority
  • Valid Missouri Issued ID
  • Government Check
  • Out of State Driver's License or Non-driver ID
  • Valid Student ID
  • Valid Missouri Driver's License
  • Bank Statement
  • Utility Bill
  • Government Issued Document that shows your Current Name and Address
  • Paycheck that shows your Current Name and Address
  • Valid Federal Issued ID

If you do not have ID, you may still vote if two judges from different, major political parties attest that they know you.

Domestic Voter

In-Person Mail Fax Email Online

Voter Registration

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Absentee Ballot Request

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Voted-Absentee Ballot Return

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Blank Ballot To Voter

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Overseas & Military Voters

St Louis Primary Municipal Election held on Tue Mar 7, 2017

Overseas Military

Absentee Voter Registration

Received by Wed Feb 8, 2017 Received by Wed Feb 8, 2017

Ballot Request for Registered Voter

Received by Fri Mar 3, 2017 Received by Fri Mar 3, 2017

Ballot Return

  • Postmarked by Mon Mar 6, 2017
  • Email or Fax by Tue Mar 7, 2017 7:00pm CST
  • Post received by Thu Mar 9, 2017
  • Postmarked by Mon Mar 6, 2017
  • Email or Fax by Tue Mar 7, 2017 7:00pm CST
  • Post received by Thu Mar 9, 2017

St Louis General Municipal Election held on Tue Apr 4, 2017

Overseas Military

Absentee Voter Registration

Received by Wed Mar 8, 2017 Received by Wed Mar 8, 2017

Ballot Request for Registered Voter

Received by Fri Mar 31, 2017 Received by Fri Mar 31, 2017

Ballot Return

  • Postmarked by Mon Apr 3, 2017
  • Email or Fax by Tue Apr 4, 2017 7:00pm CDT
  • Post received by Thu Apr 6, 2017
  • Postmarked by Mon Apr 3, 2017
  • Email or Fax by Tue Apr 4, 2017 7:00pm CDT
  • Post received by Thu Apr 6, 2017

Springfield General Municipal Election held on Tue Apr 4, 2017

Overseas Military

Absentee Voter Registration

Received by Wed Mar 8, 2017 Received by Wed Mar 8, 2017

Ballot Request for Registered Voter

Received by Fri Mar 31, 2017 Received by Fri Mar 31, 2017

Ballot Return

  • Postmarked by Mon Apr 3, 2017
  • Email or Fax by Tue Apr 4, 2017 7:00pm CDT
  • Post received by Thu Apr 6, 2017
  • Postmarked by Mon Apr 3, 2017
  • Email or Fax by Tue Apr 4, 2017 7:00pm CDT
  • Post received by Thu Apr 6, 2017
Offices on the ballot: Mayor (2-year term), Council Member Zone 1 (4-year term), Council Member Zone 2 (unexpired term ending April 2019), Council Member Zone 4 (4-year term), General Council Seat A (4-year term), General Council Seat B (4-year term).

Overseas Voters

U.S. citizens living abroad have the right to vote as absentee voters, provided they are eligible to vote in their state. If you are living outside of the U.S. permanently, indefinitely, or temporarily, your voting rights stay with you, even if you never voted when you lived in the U.S. To vote from overseas:

  • Complete and send an overseas voter registration/ballot request form to your election office in the U.S. This is one specific form that will register you as an overseas voter and request your absentee ballot – simultaneously.

Many states allow children who were born overseas, but never lived in the U.S., to use their U.S. parents’ last residence address to register.

Military Voters

Service members and their eligible family members living outside their voting jurisdiction (within or outside the U.S.) are able to vote as absentee voters.

  • If you are a service member, or an eligible family member, there is a single form to file for both voter registration and ballot request. It is often called the “Federal Post Card Application” or the FPCA form. This form must be re-filed with your election office each time you change location.

To vote as a service member or eligible family member:

  • Complete and send a voter registration/ballot request form “FPCA” to your election office in the U.S. It is the same form in all states.

Voting Military

U.S. citizens living overseas may register and request a ballot using the overseas voter registration/ballot request form. You will have the following identification options when completing the form: Service members and their dependents may register and request a ballot using the federal voter registration/ballot request form ("FPCA"). You will have the following identification options when completing the form:

  • Last 4 Digits of your Social Security Number
  • Option to Indicate that you do not have the Requested ID
  • U.S. State or Territory or District Issued ID

Voting Overseas

U.S. citizens living overseas may register and request a ballot using the overseas voter registration/ballot request form. You will have the following identification options when completing the form:

  • Last 4 Digits of your Social Security Number
  • Option to Indicate that you do not have the Requested ID
  • U.S. State or Territory or District Issued ID

Overseas Voter

In-Person Mail Fax Email Online

Voter Registration

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Absentee Ballot Request

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Voted-Absentee Ballot Return

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Blank Ballot To Voter

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Voters who are in Federal service and are eligible to receive hostile fire, imminent danger pay, or are in a location designated as a combat zone may return their voted ballots by fax or email. (a) Members of the armed forces of the United States, while in active service, and their spouses and dependents; (b) Active members of the merchant marine of the United States and their spouses and dependents; (c) Civilian employees of the United States government working outside the boundaries of the United States, and their spouses and dependents; (d) Active members of religious or welfare organizations assisting servicemen, and their spouses and dependents; (e) Persons who have been honorably discharged from the armed forces or who have terminated their service or employment in any group mentioned in this section within sixty days of an election, and their spouses and dependents. Please note that private email over the Internet is not a secure method of transfer for documents containing your confidential identity information. OVF strongly recommends regular mail and fax over email transfer.

Military Voter

In-Person Mail Fax Email Online

Voter Registration

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Absentee Ballot Request

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Voted-Absentee Ballot Return

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Blank Ballot To Voter

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Voters who are in Federal service and are eligible to receive hostile fire, imminent danger pay, or are in a location designated as a combat zone may return their voted ballots by fax or email. (a) Members of the armed forces of the United States, while in active service, and their spouses and dependents; (b) Active members of the merchant marine of the United States and their spouses and dependents; (c) Civilian employees of the United States government working outside the boundaries of the United States, and their spouses and dependents; (d) Active members of religious or welfare organizations assisting servicemen, and their spouses and dependents; (e) Persons who have been honorably discharged from the armed forces or who have terminated their service or employment in any group mentioned in this section within sixty days of an election, and their spouses and dependents. Please note that private email over the Internet is not a secure method of transfer for documents containing your confidential identity information. OVF strongly recommends regular mail and fax over email transfer.