FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
VOTING IN MISSOURI
Where can I learn who is running for office and research issues?
You can find who is running for office in Missouri at https://ballotpedia.org/Missouri_elections,_2020.
Enter your address, zip code and email to access a sample ballot.
Am I required to vote for everything on a ballot?
No! You are not required to vote for everything on a ballot.
What identification do I need to take with me to the polls?
According to the Missouri Secretary of State website you must show one of the forms of acceptable identification and sign the poll book to obtain your ballot:
Identification issued by the state of Missouri, an agency of the state, or a local election authority of the state;
Identification issued by the United States government or agency thereof;
Identification issued by an institution of higher education, including a university, college, vocational and technical school, located within the state of Missouri; or
A copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, government check or other government document that contains the name and address of the voter.
Where do I vote on election day?
Locate your polling place
Find upcoming elections & view candidates and issues
View your current districts
I changed my legal name. Where do I change my name on voter registration?
According to the Missouri Secretary of State website, in order to change your name in the voter registration lists, you need to contact the election authority before the election or an election judge at your polling place and notify them of the change. The election authority will enter the change on the record and issue new voter identification cards. Voters are allowed to vote at one election under the old name without changing their voter registration after notifying the election judges of the name change. In order to find out how you can update your registration to vote because of change of name or change of address, visit the SOS register to vote page.
How do I vote early?
St. Louis City Board of Elections: 300 N. Tucker Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63101, 314-622-4336
St. Louis County Board of Elections: 725 Northwest Plaza Dr., St. Ann, MO 63074, 314-615-1800
Franklin County Clerk: Franklin County Govt. Center, 400 E. Locust, Room 201, Union, MO 63084, 636-583-6355
Jefferson County Clerk: 729 Maple, Hillsboro, MO 63050, 636-797-5486 or 800-748-3456
Lincoln County Clerk: Courthouse, Room 104, 201 Main St., Troy, MO 63379, 1-636-528-6300
St. Charles County Board of Elections: 397 Turner Blvd. St. Peter's, MO, 636-949-7550
Warren County Clerk: 101 Mockingbird Lane, Suite 302, Warrenton, MO 63383, 636-456-3331
Does a Voter Card work as a form of identification? Do I need it to vote?
Presenting a voter identification card is not required on election day. However, you must have one of the following forms of indentification:
What if I lost my Voter Card?
According to the Missouri Secretary of State website you may contact your local election authority to request a new one. Presenting a voter identification card is not required on election day. Voters must present a form of valid id. You may look up your polling place at the Voter Information Lookup.
Is it too late to register to vote?
According to the Missouri Secretary of State, in order to be registered to vote in an election, you need to be registered by the Election Day deadline, or the normal close of business of any public building where registration is allowed, whichever is later, on the fourth Wednesday prior to the election. If registering by mail, your voter registration must be postmarked on the fourth Wednesday prior to the election. If you register after such time, you will be registered to vote in subsequent elections.
I just moved to Missouri. Can I register to vote in my new state?
I live abroad. How do I register to vote?
If you live abroad you you may use the Military and Overseas Voting Access Portal. Use the Missouri Secretary of State portal to register to vote and request and receive your absentee ballot if you are military or overseas voter or their family.
I'm in the Armed Forces. How do I register to vote?
How do I check if I am registered to vote?
Use the Voter Lookup online
Enter your name as registered (e.g., if you are registered as Robert do not enter Bob).
If you have a non-standard address such as a rural route, you will need to contact your Local Election Authority instead of using this lookup.
To search by address only, please go to the Voter Outreach Portal.
Can I register to vote by mail?
Yes. Go to https://s1.sos.mo.gov/Elections/VoterRegistration/Home/Print
How do I register to vote?
First, be sure you are not already registered to vote by clicking here.
Attend a Dance the Vote Event and register on site!
Print and Mail Your Registration
Register in Person
Request an Appliction to be Mailed to You
Where can I learn more about the History of Voting?
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Can I Participate in Dance the Vote? How can I particpate in Dance the Vote?
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