State of Missouri Voting Requirements


U.S. Domestic Voters

Federal and State Elections

Missouri State Primary Election held on Tue Aug 2, 2022



New Voter Registration

Received by Wed Jul 6, 2022 5:00pm CDT

Absentee Ballot Request

Received by Wed Jul 20, 2022 5:00pm CDT

Absentee Ballot Return

Received by Tue Aug 2, 2022 7:00pm CDT

In-Person Absentee Voting

Dates Vary by County. Contact Local Election Office. - Contact Local Election Office


You can register to vote or update your registration information:

  • online
  • by mail
  • in person at your elections office

Election Day Voting

Polling places are open from 6am to 7pm on Election Day.

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Early Voting

You can vote by absentee in the office of the local election authority until 5pm the night before the election. Contact your local election authority to inquire about hours and dates of operation.

Absentee Voting

Registered voters can vote absentee if ONE of the following conditions applies:

  • You are absent on Election Day from the jurisdiction in which you are registered to vote
  • You are incapacitated or confined due to illness or physical disability, or a person who is primarily responsible for the physical care of a person who is incapacitated or confined due to illness or disability
  • You have religious beliefs or practices which prevent you from voting on Election Day
  • You are employed as an election authority, as a member of an election authority, or by an election authority at a location other than your polling place
  • You are incarcerated, provided all qualifications for voting are retained

You are eligible to vote in Missouri if you:

  • Are a U.S citizen
  • Are a resident of Missouri
  • Are at least 18 years old by Election Day

You are NOT eligible to vote in Missouri if:

  • You are in prison or detention or jail or penal institution
  • You are on parole for a felony conviction or convicted of a felony
  • You were convicted of a felony or misdemeanor connected with voting

You may preregister to vote in Missouri

  • at the age of 17-1/2

Student Eligibility

If you are a student, you are eligible to vote in Missouri if:

  • You reside in Missouri but are attending college in another state
  • You reside in another state but attend college in Missouri
  • You provide a valid photo student ID from a college/university in Missouri at the polls

Voter Registration

To register to vote in Missouri you should provide:

  • Last Four Digits of your Social Security Number
  • Your Missouri Driver's License Number

If you are registering to vote for the first time by mail, you will need to provide a copy of a valid ID. Acceptable forms of ID include:

  • Current and Valid Photo ID
  • Valid Tribal ID
  • Government Issued Document that shows your current name and address
  • Utility Bill, Bank Statement, Government Check, or Paycheck that Shows your current name and address
  • Birth Certificate
  • Other proof of US Citizenship issued by the Federal Government

If you do not have one of these forms of ID and need help getting ID, go to

Voting In-Person

In Missouri, you need to show a valid ID to vote. You can use any ID from this list:

  • Valid Military ID
  • Valid Missouri non-driver's ID
  • Valid Missouri Driver's License
  • Valid Student ID from State School
  • Bank Statement, Paycheck or Government Check
  • Valid US Passport
  • Valid Military ID
  • Utility Bill
  • Voter Registration Card

If you do not have ID, you may still vote provisionally if you are registered and the signature matches.

If you do not have one of the Missouri valid IDs and need help getting ID, go to

Domestic Voter

In-Person Mail Fax Email Online

Voter Registration

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Absentee Ballot Request

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Blank Ballot To Voter

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Voted-Absentee Ballot Return

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