Election Day is Tuesday, November 3, 2020. Missouri offers three ways to vote in the 2020 General Election: in-person, absentee (requires a notary unless the request is due to incapacity or confinement due to illness or physical disability), and mail-in (requires a notary).
Vote in person
Vote on Election Day
Voters registered in Missouri can look up where to vote on Missouri’s site.
No early voting
Missouri does not offer an early voting period. If you will be unable to vote in person on Election Day, you can request an absentee ballot/mail-in ballot by mail or by visiting your local election office. Mailed requests for absentee ballots must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 21, 2020 for the general election. Voters can vote by absentee in the office of the local election authority until 5:00 p.m. on Monday, November 2, 2020.
What to bring
- You will be asked to show ID to vote in Missouri. Acceptable forms of government-issued photo ID include: a driver’s license; non-driver’s license; US passport; or military ID. If you do not have a government-issued photo ID, you can also show one of the following forms of ID: a voter registration card; ID from a Missouri university, college, vocational or technical school; a copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, government check or other government document that contains your name and address.
- Voters without ID: If you are unable to provide ID, you will be able to cast a provisional ballot. Your ballot will count if your signature matches the signature in the voter registry or if you return to your polling place and show a photo ID.
Who can vote
You have to register to vote before Election Day in Missouri. You can find the deadline to register to vote in the “Dates and deadlines” section.
To register in Missouri you must:
- be a citizen of the United States
- be a resident of Missouri
- be at least 17-1/2 years of age (you must be 18 to vote)
- not be on probation or parole after conviction of a felony, until finally discharged from such probation or parole
- not be convicted of a felony or misdemeanor connected with the right of suffrage
- not be adjudged incapacitated by any court of law
- not be confined under a sentence of imprisonment
- *find more information on voting rights restoration here
Vote by mail
- Review the absentee/mail-in ballot application and confirm that you meet the eligibility requirements for voting absentee. Your application may require a notary.
- Fill out the application completely.
- Submit the request to your local election office. You should request your ballot as far in advance of the election as possible. The deadline to request a ballot by mail is (received by) 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 21, 2020.
- When your ballot arrives, read it carefully and follow the instructions to complete it and return it.