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In-person Voting

To find your poling location, visit the Missouri Voter Outreach Center.  Polls are open from 6am until 7pm.  Voters in line at 7pm will be allowed to vote. 

Upon entering the polling location, voters must present one of the following forms of identification.

  • A valid Missouri driver's license, a valid Missouri non-driver's license, or your voter identification Card;
  • Identification issued by the United States government (U.S. passport or military I.D.);
  • Identification issued by a university, college, vocational and technical school, located within the state of Missouri;
  • A current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck or other government documents that contain your name and address;
  • Driver's license or state identification card issued by another state.

 Voters may complete their ballot using a pencil or an electronic ballot marker.   The voter then feeds their completed paper ballot into the ballot box.

Absentee Voting in Missouri 

By law, Missouri voters may vote absentee - either in person at their local election authority or by mail.   Voters who vote absentee by mail are required to have their ballot envelope notarized before returning it to their local election authority.  Absentee voting is allowed under the following circumstances. 
  • Absence from your voting jurisdiction on Election Day;
  • Incapacitation or confinement due to illness or physical disability, or caring for an incapacitated person;
  • Religious belief or practice;
  • Employment by an election authority;
  • Incarceration if voting qualifications are retained;
  • Participation in the Missouri SAFE at home program.

In-person Absentee Voting

Voters may go to their local election authority and cast their ballot starting six weeks before Election Day.  Bring proof of identification.  You will be asked to provide the reason you are unable to vote on election day.  In-person absentee voting ends at 5pm the day before Election Day. 

If you need information on how to cast an in-person absentee ballot in your local election jurisdiction, click here  to access the Secretary of State's website to get contact information for your local election authority.  

Absentee Voting by Mail 

Voters may request an absentee mail-in ballot.  Upon completing it and having the  return envelope notarized,  voters can return it to their local election authority in person or by mail.  Your mail-in absentee ballot must be received by 7pm on Election Day.  

Permanent Absentee Voting

Missouri voters who have a permanent disability may request an absentee ballot be mailed directly to them for each election.  The completed ballot can be returned by mail and does not need to be notarized.  Requests  for Permanent Absentee Voting should be made to the  local election authority.  Click  here  to get contact information.