State of Missouri Voting Requirements & Information

Statewide Voter Information

 

U.S. Domestic Voters

Federal and State Elections

Missouri General Election held on Tue Nov 3, 2020

Type

Deadlines

New Voter Registration

Postmarked by Wed Oct 7, 2020

Absentee Ballot Request

Received by Wed Oct 21, 2020 5:00pm CDT

Absentee Ballot Return

Received by Tue Nov 3, 2020 7:00pm CST

In-Person Absentee Voting

Tue Sep 22, 2020 - In the Election Office by Mon Nov 2, 2020 5:00pm CST

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.

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Early Voting

You can vote by absentee in the office of the local election authority until 5pm the night before the election. Contact your local election authority to inquire about hours and dates of operation.

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

You are NOT eligible to vote in Missouri if:

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

You may preregister to vote in Missouri

  • at the age of 17-1/2

Student Eligibility

If you are a student, you are eligible to vote in Missouri if:

  • You reside in Missouri but are attending college in another state
  • You reside in another state but attend college in Missouri
  • You provide a valid photo student ID from a college/university in Missouri at the polls

Voter Registration

To register to vote in Missouri you should provide:

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

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

If you do not have one of these forms of ID and need help getting ID, go to www.voteriders.org.

Voting In-Person

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

  • Valid Military ID
  • Valid non-driver's ID
  • Valid Missouri Driver's License
  • Valid Student ID from State School
  • Bank Statement, Paycheck or Government Check
  • Valid US Passport
  • Valid Military ID
  • Utility Bill
  • Voter Registration Card

If you do not have ID, you may still vote provisionally if you are registered and the signature matches.

If you do not have one of the Missouri valid IDs and need help getting ID, go to www.voteriders.org.

Domestic Voter

In-Person Mail Fax Email Online

Voter Registration

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Absentee Ballot Request

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Blank Ballot To Voter

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Voted-Absentee Ballot Return

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Overseas & Military Voters

Missouri General Election held on Tue Nov 3, 2020

Type

Deadlines

Overseas Military

Absentee Voter Registration

Postmarked by Wed Oct 7, 2020 Postmarked by Wed Oct 7, 2020

Ballot Request for Registered Voter

Received by Wed Oct 21, 2020 5:00pm CDT Received by Wed Oct 21, 2020 5:00pm CDT

Ballot Return

  • Postmarked by Tue Nov 3, 2020
  • Email or Fax by Tue Nov 3, 2020 7:00pm CST
  • Post received by Fri Nov 6, 2020 12:00pm CST
  • Postmarked by Tue Nov 3, 2020
  • Email or Fax by Tue Nov 3, 2020 7:00pm CST
  • Post received by Fri Nov 6, 2020 12:00pm CST

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:

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

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:

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

Overseas Voter

In-Person Mail Fax Email Online

Voter Registration

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Absentee Ballot Request

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Blank Ballot To Voter

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Voted-Absentee Ballot Return

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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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Blank Ballot To Voter

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Voted-Absentee Ballot Return

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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.