Voting in Missouri
Voter Registration In Missouri
Who Can Register In Missouri
To register to vote in Missouri, you must:
- Be a U.S. citizen
- Be a resident of Missouri
- Be at least 17.5 years old
You must register to vote by the fourth Wednesday before the election you wish to vote in.
Missouri Election Day Registration
Missouri does not offer Election Day registration, so be sure to submit your voter registration before the deadline.
You can pre-register to vote in Missouri when you turn 17.5.
Voting Rights Restoration
Missouri does restore the right to vote upon completion of sentence, including parole and/or probation. If you are convicted of an election offense, you are not eligible for voting rights restoration.
If you have a past conviction, learn more about your eligibility to vote here.
Voting In Missouri
Where To Vote In Missouri
Find your voting location options here. Data is still being made available across states – if you don't see voting locations yet for your address, check back in a few days!
Vote-by-mail & Absentee
Missouri has two types of mail voting: vote-by-mail, and absentee voting.
Voters do not need an excuse to vote by mail in Missouri. Vote by mail ballots must be notarized and returned by mail, not in person.
Voters must provide an approved excuse to vote absentee in Missouri. Absentee ballots must be notarized (see exceptions below) and can be returned by mail or in person.
Early Voting In Missouri
Voters must provide an approved excuse to vote early/absentee-in-person in Missouri.
Primary Elections In Missouri
Missouri has open primaries. Any registered voter can participate in primary elections, regardless of political party. 17-year-olds cannot vote in the primary election even if they will be 18 by the corresponding general election.
Voter ID In Missouri
Voter ID Requirements
ID is required to vote in Missouri. Valid forms of ID include:
- Nonexpired Missouri driver license;
- Nonexpired or nonexpiring Missouri non-driver license;
- Nonexpired document which contains the voter's name and photograph and is issued by the United States or the state of Missouri; or
- Nonexpired or nonexpiring military ID card which contains a photograph
- 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
If you do not have an approved form of ID, you can send a form to the Secretary of State’s office and they will assist you in obtaining one. If you go to your polling place without an approved form of ID, you may still cast a provisional ballot. Your provisional ballot will be counted if you return to the polling place and show an Option 1 ID or if the signature on the provisional ballot envelope matches the signature on your voter registration record.
Additional Missouri Resources
Your State Election Official
Missouri Secretary of State
John R. Ashcroft
Phone number: 573.751.4936