Find out where to vote, how to vote, how to vote early, and how to vote by mail.
Register to vote in Missouri, or learn more about voter ID & rights.
Your application for voter registration must be received by Oct. 7th. To vote by mail, voters must request an absentee ballot and provide an excuse.
For the duration of 2020, the state has extended its absentee voting excuse requirement to accommodate voters that have contracted or are at risk of contracting COVID-19. More info on what qualifies here.
Vote-by-mail systems are different in every state. It is critical that you follow directions and pay attention to the details, or your ballot could be challenged or even tossed.
The signature on your ballot must match your DMV signature, or signature that is on file with your voter registration if you do not have a state-issued ID. If your signature does not match, your ballot could be tossed.
Here are some important things to know about voting by mail in Missouri:
When you return your ballot, postage is prepaid. You do not need to add stamps.
Your state has a "received by" deadline of Tuesday, November 3rd. The post office suggests that ballots are mailed at least two weeks prior to make the "received by" deadline. Don't wait! You may also return your ballot via a delivery service, like FedEx or UPS, to ensure delivery date.
Your state does NOT offer voters a chance to address challenges to their ballot. Your ballot will be tossed if your signature does not match or you do not follow directions. Pay close attention to your state’s completed absentee ballot requirements so your vote is counted.
Be sure to sign your ballot in the presence of an official notary. They must also sign your ballot.
Some congressional seats, state offices and constitutional amendments may be included on the ballot.