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Three Options:
1. In Person on Election Day
2. Absentee Ballot (mail or in person) (if eligible)
3. Mail-In Ballot (available to all)

Click here for a one-page summary of voting options from the Missouri Secretary of State. 

Click here for flyers summarizing absentee and mail-in ballots

In Person on Election Day

Where is my polling place? Click here to search for your polling place.

Photo identification required to vote (one of the following):

  • ID issued by Missouri or a local election authority   |   ID issued by the U.S. government   |   ID issued by a Missouri institution of higher education   |   Copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck or other document that contains the voter’s name and address

Please wear a mask to your polling place. Most polling places will require masks.

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Absentee Ballot

  • Request Absentee Ballot from your county election office. Click here for Kansas City form.  Click here for Jackson County form. Click here for Clay County form. Click here for Platte County form. Return application to your county election office:
  • First day ballots will be sent to requesting voters: SEPTEMBER 22
  • Last day to request Absentee Ballot by Mail: OCTOBER 21
  • To qualify to cast an Absentee Ballot, you must meet one of the following conditions
    • At risk for contracting COVID-19: *Age 65 years or over; *Have serious heart condition, chronic lung disease, diabetes or other conditions; *Live in a long-term care facility (notary not required)
    • Illness or disability (includes caregivers for disabled persons) (notary not required)
    • Absence on Election Day (notary required)
    • Religious belief or practice (notary required)
    • Employment at an election authority (notary required)
  • NOTARY AND SIGNATURE REQUIRED: You must sign the outside of the envelope of your Absentee Ballot in the presence of a Notary who will certify it unless your reason for voting absentee is COVID-19 risk or illness/disability. Where to find a notary: Bank, license office, public library. BALLOTS THAT ARE UNSIGNED OR DO NOT CONTAIN THE REQUIRED NOTARIZATION WILL NOT BE COUNTED.
  • If you are voting absentee due to COVID-19 risk or illness/disability, you still must sign the outside of your ballot in the space marked, but notarization is not required.
  • Absentee Ballot must be received at your county election office by 7 p.m. on Election Day November 3.
  • It is strongly recommended that you mail your ballot at least 10 days prior to Election Day.
  • Be sure to record the tracking number on your ballot. You can use this to verify that your ballot has been received and counted.
  • You can also deliver your ballot to your county election office up to the Election Day deadline. Do not try to deliver your ballot to your polling place; it will not be accepted.

Absentee Voting in Person

  • Opens September 22; ends at 5:00 p.m. Monday, November 2
  • Must qualify to vote absentee according to one of the conditions listed above. Advance application not needed.
  • Kansas City: Absentee voting in person available at Union Station in the Innovation Room (Suite 100) on Level B from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday starting September 22, 2020.
  • Jackson County:
  • Clay County: Available on selected dates at the Clay County Election Board office and the Clay County Annex. Click here for detailed schedule.
  • Platte County: Contact the Election Board for schedule and location, (816) 858-4400.

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Mail-In Ballot (New in 2020)

  • Available to any voter; “no excuse needed”
  • Request Mail-In Ballot from your county election office. Click here for Kansas City form.  Click here for Jackson County form. Click here for Clay County form. Click here for Platte County form. Return application to your county election office:
  • First day ballots will be sent to requesting voters: SEPTEMBER 22
  • Last day to request Mail-In Ballot: OCTOBER 21
  • NOTARY AND SIGNATURE REQUIRED: You must sign the outside of the envelope of your Mail-In Ballot in the presence of a Notary who will certify it. Where to find a notary: Bank, license office, public library. BALLOTS THAT ARE UNSIGNED OR DO NOT CONTAIN THE REQUIRED NOTARIZATION WILL NOT BE COUNTED.
  • Mail-In Ballot must be received at your county election office by 7 p.m. on Election Day November 3.
  • It is strongly recommended that you mail your ballot at least 10 days prior to Election Day.
  • Be sure to record the tracking number on your ballot. You can use this to verify that your ballot has been received and counted.
  • Mail-In ballot must be returned by mail. Do not try to deliver it to your election office or polling place.