Missouri

about this state

Hey, Show Me State, why don’t you show us what it looks like when all of you turn out to vote? Don't like that joke? Then don't tee it up for us like that. Also, you share a border with EIGHT states, meaning you have the most neighbors of any state in the country. Why not set a good example? It’s just neighborly. Here's where it starts: Missouri will be holding its primary and general elections on August 2nd and November 8th, respectively. Here’s everything you need to know about Election Day in 2022. (Source: Ballot Ready)

Be A Voter

Key Dates

Jul 6

Primary Registration Deadline

Jul 20

Primary Absentee/Mail-in Ballot Request Deadline (By Mail)

Aug 1

Primary Absentee/Mail-in Ballot Request Deadline (In Person)

Aug 2

Primary Election

Oct 12

General Registration Deadline

Oct 26

General Absentee/Mail-in Ballot Request Deadline (By Mail)

Nov 7

General Absentee/Mail-in Ballot Request Deadline (In Person)

Nov 8

General Election, Absentee/Mail-in Ballot Return Deadline

Missouri Voter Guide

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  • How do I make sure I'm registered to vote?

    Go to votesaveamerica.com/register. We're working with Vote.org to make this as easy as possible for you, so don't fuck it up.

    Register here
  • Can I register the same day I want to vote?

    Sadly, no. So do it now! Then reward yourself with a cookie.

    Register here
  • Do I have to be registered as a Democrat or Republican to vote in my primary?

    Nope! Missouri voters do not register by party and do not need to be formally affiliated with a political party in order to vote in its primary.

  • Can I vote by mail?

    Not for the primary. But Missouri recently passed a bill allowing two weeks of no-excuse absentee voting before all future elections. Learn more about the specifics as they are announced and all current vote by mail guidelines here.

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  • Can I vote early?

    Not for the primary, so make a plan for August 2nd (primary). For the general election on November 8th, a new state bill is permitting two weeks of no-excuse absentee voting. The details on that are still pending, so keep checking for new information here.

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  • Do I need an ID?

    Yes, a driver's license, Missouri document with your name, a military ID all work. If you don't have those, you will need to cast a provisional ballot until your signature is verified with a form of photo ID. Get the full details from VoteRiders.

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  • How do I cast my ballot?

    If you are voting absentee, you can return your ballot by mail or in-person. In both cases, you will need to bring photo ID with you. For in-person voting, polling places will be open from 6am to 7pm. You can find the polling place closest to you here.

what's new in missouri voting since 2020

Here's what you need to know about changes to election law in Missouri. Voters are now required to present photo ID when they vote absentee or in-person. This means that utility bills, paychecks and bank statements, or other previously-valid forms of ID will not be accepted when casting a ballot. It also means that you can no longer return your absentee ballot via drop boxes; it'll have to be in-person.

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In 2022, we need to mobilize volunteers around both nearby and national opportunities to defend and grow progressive majorities. We’ll guide you through what you need to know and how to get involved in the most important elections in 2022, from the Senate to your school board, in key states throughout your region.
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Resources

  • Get your absentee ballot here!

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  • Need to show Voter ID? Not sure what kind? Get the specifics in your state here.

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