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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 everything you need to know about Election Day in 2020.

Register To Vote

UPDATE

For an election that occurs during the year 2020, a voter who has contracted or is in an at-risk category for contracting or transmitting severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (COVID-19) is permitted to request an absentee ballot.
Voters who are considered at-risk for contracting or transmitting COVID-19 are those who:
-Are 65 years of age or older;
-Live in a long-term care facility licensed under Chapter 198, RSMo.;
-Have chronic lung disease or moderate to severe asthma;
-Have serious heart conditions;
-Are immunocompromised;
-Have diabetes;
-Have chronic kidney disease and are undergoing dialysis; or
-Have liver disease.

Missouri Election Updates

Road to Win

Electoral College Votes

10

Delegates for the DNC

68

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MAKE A PLAN

Whether you’re voting by mail or in person, what’s important is making a plan to do it as early as possible.

Key Dates

Oct 7

Voter Registration Deadline

Oct 20

Recommended Deadline to Send Back Ballot

Oct 21

Vote by Mail Ballot Request Deadline (by 5PM)

Nov 3

Election Day

Register to Vote

  • How do I register to vote?

    If you’ve never voted before, or if you’ve relocated and are voting in a new state, you can register here. We’re working with Vote.org to make this as easy as possible for you, so don’t fuck it up.

    Register here
  • How do I make sure I’m registered?

    Registered before? Double-check your registration to make sure your registration is still valid.

    Check 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

Get Your Ballot

  • What are the vote by mail requirements in my state?

    For an election that occurs during the year 2020, a voter who has contracted or is in an at-risk category for contracting or transmitting severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (COVID-19) are permitted to request an absentee ballot. Voters who are considered at-risk for contracting or transmitting COVID-19 are those who: Are 65 years of age or older; Live in a long-term care facility licensed under Chapter 198, RSMo.; Have chronic lung disease or moderate to severe asthma; Have serious heart conditions; Are immunocompromised; Have diabetes; Have chronic kidney disease and are undergoing dialysis; or Have liver disease. Requests for mail-in ballots must be received by October 21st, but we recommend requesting as early as possible. Voters requesting a mail-in ballot by mail who have registered by mail and have not voted in person are required to submit a copy of their personal identification unless they provided a copy with their registration application.

  • How do I request my ballot?

    Different states have different request rules, so use this tool to get your request form (even if you don’t have a printer!)

    Get yours

Cast Your Ballot

  • If I’m voting by mail, when do I send my ballot and how do I make sure it’s counted?

    You’ve probably heard that USPS will be handling a high volume of mail and will likely be experiencing delays. That’s why we recommend mailing your ballot by October 20th at the latest if you plan on sending your ballot through USPS. When filling out your ballot, make sure to double-check the instructions to make sure you fill out the ballot correctly. Check to see if your ballot requires using a pen with black or blue ink, a signature on the envelope, any witness requirements and postage, if necessary. Missouri requires mail-in ballots must be returned by mail in the provided envelope, with the statement on the envelope signed and witnessed by a notary. Learn about alternative return options below.

  • Does my state require my ballot to be postmarked or delivered by Election Day?

    Mail-in ballots must be received by the election authority at or before the time fixed by law for the closing of the polls on Election Day (7:00 p.m.).

  • What are my non-mail ballot return options?

    Mail-in ballots must be returned by mail in the provided envelope, with the statement on the envelope signed and witnessed by a notary.

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  • Can I track my ballot?

    If you mail, fax or email your ballot, you can confirm that your ballot was received by your local election authority by contacting the office at elections@sos.mo.gov or (866) 868-3245.

Vote By Mail: What If?

  • What if I request a vote by mail ballot but I decide I want to vote in person instead?

    It depends. Some states will still allow you to vote in person if you bring your vote-by-mail ballot to your polling place so that they can invalidate the mail ballot and count your in-person ballot instead. Do not mail a ballot and also vote in person. Check with your state’s election office here to learn what specific rules apply in your state.

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  • What if I don’t receive my ballot by October 20th?

    If you’ve requested your ballot, but you still haven’t received it at least 14 days before the election, check with the election authorities to make sure your ballot was mailed at elections@sos.mo.gov or (866) 868-3245. If you still don’t receive it before Election Day, you can cast a provisional ballot at your polling place. Do not mail a ballot and also vote in person. The earlier that you request your ballot, the less of a chance you won’t receive it in time.

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Voting In-Person

  • Can I vote early in person?

    Missouri does not permit early voting.

  • What if I want to vote in-person on Election Day?

    If you are voting on Election Day, wear a mask and keep an appropriate social distance from fellow voters. If you are in line before polls close, do not leave. You legally must be permitted to vote. If you witness any incidents of voter suppression, contact 1-833-DEM-VOTE (1-833-336-8683).

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  • Do I need an ID to vote in person?

    Yes, a driver's license, Missouri document with your name, or a military ID all work. If you don't have those, you can sign a statement affirming your identity along with a utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, or government document. Check for updates and learn more about your state's voter ID laws here:

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  • How do I find out where I go to vote?

    As we get closer to in-person voting, our Make a Plan tool will have up-to-date information from every state on your voting locations.

WHAT’S ON MY BALLOT?

Use our voter guide to see who and what will be on the ballot when you vote. Your full ballot may not be available yet, but check back soon. All candidates and ballot measures will be live in all 50 states in October.

Races To Watch

  • House
  • Governor

Resources

  • If you run into any issues while voting, call 1-833-DEM-VOTE (1-833-336-8683), a voter hotline is monitored 24/7/365 with voting experts who are ready to field questions pertaining to felon disenfranchisement, voter purging, poll worker misconduct, voter machines, accessibility, and more.

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

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