Missouri

Upcoming Elections

2022-05-31 – In Person Absentee Ballot Voting From

Tue May 31, 2022 8:00AM CDT

2022-06-29 – Ballot Request Deadline (Received by)

Received by Wed Jun 29, 2022 5:00PM CDT

2022-07-06 – Registration Deadline (Received by)

Received by Wed Jul 6, 2022 5:00PM CDT

2022-07-11 – In Person Absentee Ballot Voting To

Mon Jul 11, 2022 5:00PM CDT

2022-07-12 – Ballot Return Deadline (Received by)

Received by Tue Jul 12, 2022 7:00PM CDT

Last updated: April 2022

Voting in Missouri

When You Can Vote

Election Day:

Polling places are open from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm on Election Day. If voters are in line at closing time of 7:00 pm, they still have a right to vote. 

Have questions or need more information? Call 1-866-OUR-VOTE (1-866-687-8683)!

Where You Can Vote

How to Find Your Polling Place:

Check Missouri’s Voter Outreach Center to find your local polling place. 

NOTE: Each polling place is run by county clerks or local board of elections. Contact them directly with any questions. 

Have questions or need more information? Call 1-866-OUR-VOTE (1-866-687-8683)!

Registering to Vote

Registration Deadlines

  • The voter registration deadline for the St. Louis Board of Aldermen Ward 11 Special Election is Received by Wed Jul 6, 2022 5:00PM CDT.

How to Check Your Registration: Voters can determine whether they are registered to vote at the following link: Am I Registered?.

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

How to register 

  • St. Louis Board of Aldermen Ward 11 Special Election
    • Submit an Application: Received by Wed Jul 6, 2022 5:00PM CDT

Registration Deadlines: 

Missouri does not have same day voter registration, so voters must be aware of upcoming deadlines. 

If registering for the Statewide Primary Election, voters must register by July 6, 2022. If registering online, voters must submit their application by 11:59 pm on July 6, 2022. If registering by mail, voters must postmark and mail their forms by July 6, 2022. If registering in person, voters must complete registration at their local election offices by 5:00 pm July 6, 2022. 

How to Check Your Registration: Visit the Missouri Secretary of State website or call 866-OUR-VOTE.

Registration Eligibility: In order to be eligible to register in Missouri, you must:

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

Voting Eligibility: In order to be eligible to cast a ballot in Missouri, you must:

  • Be registered to vote in the jurisdiction of your domicile prior to the election; 
  • Not be incarcerated;
  • Not be on probation or parole after conviction of a felony;
  • Not be convicted of a felony or misdemeanor connected to voting;
  • Not be declared incapacitated.

How to Register: Missouri residents may register in any of the following ways: 

  1. Voters may register until July 6, 2022 at https://s1.sos.mo.gov/elections/voterregistration so long as they meet the eligibility requirements. To submit the form online, select the “online form” option. 
  1. Voters may print and mail their application by accessing the registration form at https://s1.sos.mo.gov/Elections/VoterRegistration/Home/Print. Registration forms must be postmarked by July 6, 2022. 
  1. Voters may register in person at their County Clerk’s office. Voters may locate their County Clerk office at https://www.sos.mo.gov/elections/goVoteMissouri/pickupmail. Contact local election offices to see what options are available for in-person registration. Registration must be completed by July 6, 2022. 
  1. Voters may request an application to be mailed by visiting https://s1.sos.mo.gov/elections/goVoteMissouri/request. The application will arrive in 3-5 business days and must be postmarked by the deadline of July 6, 2022. 

NOTE: Within 7 business days of receiving registration, the election authority should provide verification that the voter’s registration has been received and processed. If the voter does not receive this confirmation, they should contact their local election authority. 

Identification Required for Registration:

Identification is required for voters registering in person but only optional for voters registering online or by mail. Identification will be required for all voters on voting day. 

Acceptable forms of identification include: 

  • ID issued by the state of Missouri or the U.S. government; 
  • ID issued by a local election authority; 
  • ID from a Missouri university, college, vocational or technical school;
  • A current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, government check, or other government document that contains the name and address of the voter.

NOTE: Voters who are registered but do not have a permissible form of identification can submit a provisional ballot. After this ballot is submitted, the voter can come back with a form of ID to ensure the vote counts. Alternatively, the voter can ask for the signature on the ballot to be cross-referenced with the signature on the registration form.

Have questions or need more information? Call 1-866-OUR-VOTE (1-866-687-8683)!

Voting Early & by Absentee Ballot

If You Want to Vote Absentee, requests may be made:

  • In-Person
  • By Mail
  • By Fax
  • By Email

Absentee Ballots may be returned:

  • In-Person
  • By Mail
St. Louis Board of Aldermen Ward 11 Special Election

Ballot Request:

  • Received by Wed Jun 29, 2022 5:00PM CDT

Ballot Return:

  • Received by Tue Jul 12, 2022 7:00PM CDT

If You Want to Vote Early

Missouri does not have early voting options. It does have absentee voting options for eligible voters.

If You Want to Vote Absentee

Registered Missourians who expect to be prevented from going to their polling place on Election Day may vote absentee beginning six weeks prior to an election.

Absentee voters must provide one of these reasons for voting 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.
  • Certified participation in the address confidentiality program established under sections 589.660 to 589.681 because of safety concerns.

Eligible voters may submit requests for absentee ballots from their local election authority in person, by mail, by fax, or email. The form can be found here absentee ballot request form (mo.gov)

Applications must be completed by the voter or a family member within the second degree (spouse, parent, and child). Mailed in or faxed absentee ballot applications must be received by the election authority by 5:00 pm on the second Wednesday prior to an election.

The applications must be sent to voters’ local election authority, which can be found here Local Election Authority (mo.gov)

Voters can vote by absentee in the office of their local election authority until 5:00 pm the night before Election Day.

NOTE: If voters have registered to vote by mail and have requested an absentee ballot by mail and have not voter in person in a previous election, they must submit a copy of identification with their registration application. These are the same forms of identification required to cast a ballot. 

Have questions or need more information? Call 1-866-OUR-VOTE (1-866-687-8683)!

Identification Requirements

Voter Registration

To register to vote in Missouri you should provide:

  • 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 Missouri 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.

Identification Requirements to Cast a Ballot

  • Identification issued by the state of Missouri, an agency of the state, or a local election authority of the state;
  • Identification issued by the United States government or agency thereof;
  • Identification issued by an institution of higher education, including a university, college, vocational and technical school, located within the state of Missouri; or
  • 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. 

If you do not possess any of these forms of identification, but you are a registered voter, you may case a provisional ballot. Your ballot will count if 

  1. You return to your polling place after casting it with a photo ID; or
  2. The signature on your provisional ballot envelope is determined by your local election authority to match the signature on your voter registration record. 

If you cast a provisional ballot, you will receive a stub from your provisional ballot envelope with instructions on how to verify that it is counted. 

Have questions or need more information? Call 1-866-OUR-VOTE (1-866-687-8683)!

If You Have Moved Within Your State

A voter who moved to a different address within the same county is permitted to change their registration address on Election Day at their new polling place or the central polling location. A voter who moves into a new election jurisdiction must fill in a new voter registration application at their new address. If the voter moved before the registration deadline, then the voter must complete their new registration prior to the registration deadline to ensure eligibility to vote a full ballot in the next election. If the voter moved after the registration deadline, and then submits their registration application for their new address in person at the local election authority, the voter will be issued a limited ballot containing only federal and statewide candidates. People who move from one election jurisdiction to another prior to the registration deadline and fail to register to vote at their new address by the deadline will not be able to vote in that particular election. 

Voters who move to Missouri after the registration deadline for a presidential election are entitled to register and vote a only a presidential and vice presidential ballot in their new jurisdiction. 

If You Are a Military or Overseas Voter

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

Absentee uniformed service members (and their eligible dependents), and U.S. citizens living outside of the United States may request an absentee ballot under the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA). Military and permanent overseas voters do not need to provide a photo ID with their request. Military and Oversees voters can request an absentee ballot online at https://myvote.wi.gov/en-us/MilitaryOverseasVoters, by completing a Federal Post Card Application (https://www.fvap.gov/uploads/FVAP/Forms/fpca2013.pdf), or by contacting their local election authority in Missouri (https://www.sos.mo.gov/elections/goVoteMissouri/localelectionauthority).  Additional information is available at https://www.fvap.gov and https://www.sos.mo.gov/elections/govotemissouri/registeroverseas

Registering and Requesting an Absentee Ballot

UOCAVA voters can use the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) to register to vote and to request an absentee ballot.  Visit the Federal Voting Assistance Program’s (FVAP) Wisconsin page. UOCAVA voters may also register to vote and request an absentee ballot through the Military and Overseas Voting Access Portal.

Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot

The Federal Write-in Absentee Ballot (FWAB) is a back-up ballot that can be used by UOCAVA voters.  You can use this FWAB whether you are located inside or outside the United States (including APO and FPO addresses), provided that you are away from your voting residence for service-related activities.  You must apply for a regular ballot early enough for your local election officials to receive the request at least 5 days before the election.  If you do not receive your regular ballot in time, you may use the FWAB.  Your FWAB must be received by your local voting officials in Wisconsin no later than noon on Election Day.  For specific instructions, visit https://www.fvap.gov/fwab-privacy-notice.

Have questions or need more information? Call 1-866-OUR-VOTE (1-866-687-8683)!

If You Have a Felony Conviction

You are not eligible to vote in Missouri if you have been convicted of a felony and you are currently serving any portion of your sentence (including, probation, or parole, also known as being “on paper”).

Once you successfully complete your sentence and are no longer under the supervision of the Department of Corrections (“off paper”) your voting rights are restored, and you regain your eligibility to vote.  You must re-register to vote.

If you are in jail awaiting trial (for a misdemeanor or a felony), you are still eligible to vote by absentee ballot.  More information on voting for former felons and other incarcerated individuals is available on the Voting Rights Frequently Asked Questions page. Once convicted you cannot vote, even if you have not yet been sentenced.

Have questions or need more information? Call 1-866-OUR-VOTE (1-866-687-8683)!

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