Voting in Missouri
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For full information about voting in Missouri, contact your state election agency.
To vote in Missouri, you must be 18 years old, a United States citizen and Missouri resident.
When and where
There are three ways to register to vote in Missouri:
—Missouri Secretary of State
All returned applications must be postmarked at least 27 days prior to Election Day in order to be counted.
As of March 2015, Missouri is one of 30 states that have not implemented full online voter registration.
Voting on Election Day
- See also: Voter identification laws by state
Voters must present identification at the polls. Valid forms of identification include the following: a driver's license or state-issued ID card, a U.S. passport or a copy of a utility bill, bank statement or paycheck.
On February 18, 2015, the Missouri House of Representatives "gave initial approval ... to put a constitutional amendment before voters in 2016 and also endorsed a bill that would institute photo ID requirements if the constitutional amendment is approved." In order for the proposal to move forward, it will have to withstand a second vote in the House, as well as a vote in the Missouri State Senate. Similar proposals have failed to gain traction in the Missouri State Legislature.
- See also: State Poll Opening and Closing Times
- See also: Absentee voting
You are eligible to vote absentee in an election if you cannot make it to the polls on Election Day for one of the following reasons:
- You will be absent from your voting jurisdiction on Election Day.
- You are incapacitated or confined due to illness or physical disability, or caring for an incapacitated person.
- You are restricted by religious belief or practice.
- You are employed by an election authority.
- You are incarcerated but have retained all your voting qualifications.
To vote absentee a request must be received by 5 p.m. on the Wednesday prior to the election. If returned in person, the ballot must be submitted by 5 p.m. If submitted by mail, the ballot must be received by the close of polls on Election Day.
Military and overseas voting
For full details regarding military and overseas voting, visit the Federal Voting Assistance Program.
- See also: Early voting
There is no early voting in Missouri.
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- Missouri Secretary of State, "Register to Vote," accessed June 10, 2014
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
- DMV.org, "Voter registration in Missouri," accessed June 10, 2014
- The New York Times, "Missouri: Another Try for a Voter ID Measure," February 18, 2015
- Missouri Secretary of State - Elections and Voting, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed January 3, 2014
- Missouri Secretary of State Website, "Absentee Voting," accessed December 19, 2013
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