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Missouri, also called "The Show Me State," is located in the Midwestern region of the United States. The capital is Jefferson City. The state was first acquired from France in the Louisiana Purchase.

The Constitution of Missouri was adopted in 1945. Missouri has two members of the U.S. Senate, a total of eight members of the U.S. House of Representatives, 163 members of the House of Representatives and 34 members of the State Senate.

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2015 elections in Missouri

On the 2015 ballot
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Voting in Missouri

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External resources for the State of Missouri

(dead link) Sample ballot
Past election results
Candidate database
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Note: The links above reflect information provided by the state elections authority website as of 9/10/2013. Depending on how many voter services are available, some links may be missing (**). If you would like to nominate a new link for inclusion in the table, send an email to

National politics in Missouri

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Flag of the United States.png Current members of the U.S. Senate

Name:Party:Position:Assumed Office:Term Ends:Next Election:Official Website:
Claire McCaskill
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Democratic PartyU.S. Senate, Missouri 2007January 3, 2019November 2018Link
Roy Blunt
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Republican PartyU.S. Senate, Missouri 2011January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link

Flag of the United States.png Current members of the U.S. House of Representatives

Name:Party:Position:Assumed Office:Term Ends:Next Election:Official Website:
Ann Wagner
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Republican PartyDistrict 2 2013January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Billy Long
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Republican PartyDistrict 7 2011January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Blaine Luetkemeyer
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Republican PartyDistrict 3 2009January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Emanuel Cleaver
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Democratic PartyDistrict 5 2004January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Jason Smith
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Republican PartyDistrict 8 2013January 3, 2017November 8, 2016[ Link]
Sam Graves
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Republican PartyDistrict 6 2001January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Vicky Hartzler
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Republican PartyDistrict 4 2011January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
William Lacy Clay
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Democratic PartyDistrict 1 2001January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link

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All links below will redirect you to our sister site, Judgepedia, an online encyclopedia about the United States' courts and judges.

Check out Missouri's judiciary on Judgepedia

Judgepedia presents the State of Missouri

The structure of the Missouri judicial system is laid out in Article V of the state constitution. The state court system is made up of the Missouri Supreme Court, the Missouri Court of Appeals, the Missouri Circuit Courts and the Missouri Municipal Courts.

Appeals from these courts go to the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit.



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The Show Me State
Capital:   Jefferson City
Motto:   Salus populi suprema lex esto
Translation:   The Welfare of the People is the Highest Law
Population:   6 million
Area of state:   69,704 sq. mi.
Admitted to U.S.:   1821
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