Missouri Election Information

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Registration Information

The deadline to register vote in Missouri is: Postmarked by 5:00 p.m. or the normal close of business on the fourth Wednesday before the election.

In order to register to vote, an individual must be:

  • A citizen of the United States;
  • A resident of the State of Missouri; and
  • 17 years and 6 months of age (must be 18 by Election Day).

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To check the status of your voter registration, click here.

When can I vote in Missouri?

Early Voting Information

In-person early voting available? No
By mail early voting available? No


If you are a registered voter and will not be able to go to the polls on Election Day, you may be eligible to vote by absentee ballot prior to the election at your local clerk's office. You must provide one of the following reasons to vote absentee:

  • Absence on Election Day from the jurisdiction of the election authority in which such voter is registered to vote
  • Incapacity or confinement due to illness or physical disability, including a person who is primarily responsible for the physical care of a person who is incapacitated or confined due to illness or disability
  • Religious belief or practice
  • Employment as an election authority, as a member of an election authority, or by an election authority at a location other than such voter's polling place
  • Incarceration, provided all qualifications for voting are retained

If eligible, the absentee voting period begins on the sixth Tuesday before the date of the election. All requests for an absentee ballot should be submitted by the day before the election if voting in person, OR by 5:00 p.m. on the Wednesday before the election, if requesting a ballot by mail. The election authority must receive all absentee ballots by the close of polls on Election Day in order to be counted.

Voting Hours on Election Day

The polls are open from:

6:00am to 7:00pm

Please contact your state election office for additional voting information, or click here to learn more about voting absentee in your state.

Where do I vote?

Find out here.
For more information, contact your state election office.

What do you need to bring?

In order to vote in Missouri, you must present one of the following forms of identification (with your current name):

  • ID issued by the Federal Government, state of Missouri, or a local election authority;
  • ID issued by a Missouri institution (public or private) of higher education, including a university, college, vocational and technical school;
  • A copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, government check or other government document that contains the name and address of the voter;
  • Driver's license or state identification card issued by another state.

If you don't have any of these forms of identification, you may still cast a ballot - if two supervising election judges, one from each major political party, attest they know you.

For more information, contact your state election office.

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