Registration Deadline: Voters must register in person by the Election Day deadline if registering by mail, your voter registration must be postmarked by the fourth Wednesday prior to the election.
Party Affiliation: Since Missouri has open primaries, every eligible registered voter may select the party ballot of their choice. However, primary voters may select only one party's ballot. Voters who do not wish to give a political party preference may request an issues only ballot, if one is available in that particular jurisdiction.
VOTER REGISTRATION QUALIFICATIONS
Age: must be 17 ½ years of age to register and 18 years on or before Election Day.
Citizenship: Must be a United States citizen
Residency: Must be a Missouri resident
Mental Competency: Must not be adjudged incapacitated by any court of law.
Felony Convictions: Cannot vote while in prison, while on probation or parole after the conviction of a felony, cannot have been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor connected with voting
ID Requirements For Voter Registration : Provide your Driver’s License number or social security number on your registration application. If you do not have either, leave the box blank.
OBTAINING A VOTER REGISTRATION FORM
Online: Mississippi voter registration form
In person: Voters can register at any of the following locations:
-Local County clerk
-At a drivers licensing office while applying for or renewing a driver's license
-At a designated state agency while the applicant is obtaining services from the agency. Examples of state agencies providing registration applications to their clients include Division of Family Services, Military Recruitment, or WIC.
By mail/ in writing: Download a form and mail the physical copy to your local county clerk.
By fax: Contact your local county clerk for faxing options. Or you can request an application be mailed to you
VERIFYING YOUR VOTER REGISTRATION STATUS
Online: Missouri voter registration verification
Phone: Contact your County Clerk/Election Official to verify your voter registration
ABSENTEE BALLOT QUALIFICATIONS
Who can vote absentee:
Registered Missourians who will not be able to go to their polling place on Election Day may vote absentee beginning six weeks prior to an election. Absentee voters must provide one of the following reasons for voting absentee:
-Absence on Election Day from the jurisdiction of the election authority in which such voter is registered to vote;
-Incapacity or confinement due to illness or physical disability, including a person who is primarily responsible for the physical care of a person who is incapacitated or confined due to illness or disability;
-Religious belief or practice;
-Employment as an election authority, as a member of an election authority, or by an election authority at a location other than such voter's polling place;
-Incarceration, provided all qualifications for voting are retained.
-Certified participation in the address confidentiality program established under sections 589.660 to 589.681 because of safety concerns.
OBTAINING AN ABSENTEE BALLOT
In person: Voters can request absentee ballots from their local election authority in person.
By mail: Missouri application for absentee ballot. Absentee forms cannot be submitted online, they must be mailed or turned in physically to your election authority. Mail a completed form to your local election authority.Voters requesting an absentee ballot by mail who have registered by mail and have not voted in person are required to submit a copy of their personal identification unless they provided a copy with their registration application.
Other absentee ballot information: Absentee ballot requests may also be faxed to your local county clerk.Mail in or faxed absentee ballot requests must be received by the election authority no later than the 5:00 p.m. on the Wednesday prior to any election.
Military and overseas voting: If you are not registered to vote, you can register and request your absentee ballot at the same time using the Federal Post Card Application(FPCA). On this form you will select how you wish to receive your blank ballot, which may be sent to you by mail, fax, or email. More information for Military and Overseas Voters available.
SUBMITTING AN ABSENTEE BALLOT
Location and time: Voters can vote by absentee in the office of the local election authority until 5:00 p.m. the night before the election.
Early voting qualifications: Early voting is available through the absentee ballot process.
Verifying Registration: Missouri voter registration verification
Deciding how to vote: https://votesmart.org/
Polling Place: Missouri Polling place finder
ID Requirements: To vote at the polls you must present a form of valid id.
Problems with voting: File a grievance with the Secretary of State's Office if you believe your voting rights have been violated. You can also contact the Missouri Office of the Secretary of State at (800) 669-8683 or the U.S. Department of Justice at (800) 253-3931. See more information on HAVA for Missouri.
Verifying provisional ballot status: Provisional ballot envelopes, provided by the secretary of state's office, will have a tear away section containing a unique identification number and a toll free phone number. Individuals who cast provisional ballots may, after the election results have been certified, call the toll free phone number provided to them on the tear away section of their provisional ballot envelope. Only the individuals who have cast provisional ballots are permitted to use this service to verify the status of their own provisional ballot.
Verifying absentee ballot status: Contact your County Clerk/Election Official or contact your Secretary of State's Election Division at (800) NOW-VOTE or firstname.lastname@example.org