In 2020, Missouri offers has expanded voting by mail to accommodate special needs created by COVID-19. Absentee voting availability is expanded, and a “no excuses” mail-in ballot has been added. To request an absentee or mail-in ballot, contact your local election authority. Requests for absentee or mail-in ballots must be received at your local election authority by Wednesday, July 22.
- Absence on election day from the jurisdiction in which the individual is registered to vote
- Employment by an election authority at a location other than the voter’s polling place
- Incapacity or confinement due to illness or physical disability
- Have or are at risk of complications from COVID-19. Some of the acceptable risks (see complete list in the chart below):
- 65 years or older
- Chronic lung disease or moderate to severe asthma
- Series heart condition
NOTE: Voters also may vote absentee in person at their local board of elections office up to six weeks prior to the election. Check with your election board for details and hours.
- Option available to all, however the ballot must be notarized
Local Election Authorities in the Missouri Portion of the KC Metro Area
More details on Missouri absentee and mail-in voting are available from the Missouri Secretary of State website or from the chart below (click on image to enlarge):